11.19.2023 — Where does the inspiration for the 2023 Nativity Scene of Plaza Sant Jaume come from?

"Just like in the traditional Neapolitan nativity scene, the nativity scene of Plaza Sant Jaume should be a mirror where the citizens see themselves reflected with the characters and the universe being represented. Each scene should convey a sense of inclusion and make the visitor feel a part of it, surrounded by it, the profound experience of being a part of it. In this way, the Barcelona of everyone celebrates itself."

Ignasi Cristià


Photography: © Pepo Segura. Panoramic view of the Neapolitan Nativity Scene at the National Museum of Sculpture in Valladolid, set up by Ignasi Cristià, with one of the two Vesuvius in the scenery - which are never seen at the same time - in the background (2015)