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It's already Christmas in Cartagena - 2018 (05/12/2018)

It's already Christmas in Cartagena.

The installation of lights and Christmas decoration has been completely completed this afternoon with the official lighting, in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, with the assistance of the mayor, Ana Belén Castejón, and the Councilor for Infrastructure and Celebrations, Juan Pedro Torralba, along with other members of the municipal government and the Corporation.

Precisely in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, one of the main attractions of this year was located as is the lighting of the Town Hall, which has been decorated especially with 39,132 led lights.

The lighting has been enlivened by the Big Band of the Conservatory of Music of Cartagena.

The councils of Celebrations and Infrastructures took days installing all the lights and ornaments that illuminate the streets of Cartagena, as much of the urban helmet as of districts, county councils and coastal zones.

Being the investment of this year in the Christmas lighting of 180,656.84 euros.

The most outstanding novelty is that of the Consistorial Palace whose 39,132 leds shine from the cornice of the building and the balconies of all the windows, as well as the main balcony of the three facades, in addition to the cupola of the clock.

At the same time the ignition was carried out in the rest of the streets of the municipality.

This year the streets of the center have more than 200 luminous ornaments between arcs, stars, or cones.

Among these ornaments is a gift box 5 meters and a half high, by 4 base, which will shine in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

It has also been installed, a year, a wicker crib with platform in the pond of the Plaza Juan XXIII.

For its part, in the Plaza de España you can see a cone of lights of 7 meters, while the Ensanche area also has a hundred of these luminous ornaments.

The districts and councils of Cartagena also have their ornamental motifs to celebrate Christmas, for which the City of Cartagena has installed another hundred of these decorations between posters of 'Merry Christmas' and other Christmas motifs.

Another area that has this year's Christmas lighting is the coast.

In Cabo de Palos, Isla Plana, La Azohía, La Manga, Los Nietos, Los Urrutias, and Playa Honda, a total of 30 ornaments will shine.

THE BETHLEHEM

Later, the mayor inaugurated the municipal Bethlehem in the Plaza de San Francisco, which continues to include winks to Cartagena as part of their typical anachronisms.

This year the replica of the Church of Santa María is released, with its four bells that will even ring.

The replica of the cupola of the Minor Basilica of Charity, the typical Cartagena mill, the peacocks on Herod's palace (as there are in Torres Park), and the scale reproduction of the church of San Antón, next to which you can also see cooking the typical Cartagena octopus, make up the rest of anachronisms that could already be seen in the birth of other years.

The Bethlehem, whose assembly began in November, is located under a transparent tent of 30 x 10 meters to avoid the deterioration of the more than 700 figures All of them make up the recreation of the 14 mysteries of the birth of Jesus.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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