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It can be visited until January 7 at the Pine Beach promenade

The Nativity of La Pineda Arena waiting until 7 January, some 25,000 visitors

Used to build more than 300 tons of sand
The sand sculptors Nativity Pineda Vila-seca 2013-1

La Pineda Playa. Costa Dorada. 08 December 2013. The Nativity of the La Pineda Platja, which this year have built ten artists sculptors, expects about 25.000 visitors daily will follow, first the evolution of the building, and then if it is still standing and in good condition even the weather.

The Nativity of the Beach La Pineda, the only crib of its kind conducted in Catalonia, is a collective work of ephemeral art that attracts every year thousands of onlookers and part of air travel some companies organized coach of Barcelona, ‚Äč‚ÄčLleida various locations including the Nativity in La Pineda beach excursions. Although there is no exact calculation, since access to the crib is free, it is expected that the Nativity of Sand Pineda Platja receives about 25.000 visitors annually.

The nativity scene, which occupies an area of 200 square meters, is located on the seafront of the La Pineda Platja, facing the street Hipolito Lazaro.

XIV edition of the Nativity Sand

This year marks the fourteenth edition of the spectacular sand Nativity that each year is a different surprise. The manger of the Pineda Platja is a composition that, while respecting the traditional elements of the Nativity, including the ‘caganer’, changes each year, according to a certain theme and criteria to decide their own sculptors. The end result reveals only beginning to take shape once the large sculpture, which is the result of working with more than 300 tons of sand are reused year after year.

The manger, except that there are very, very adverse weather conditions, will remain in perfect condition until the 7th of January. Subsequently destroyed, the sand will be saved and will have to wait a year to re- take form.

Moreover, in the same place where the manger is rising sand will be installed a craft fair there will be 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29 December and on 4 and 5 January 2014.

The construction manger Sandy Beach La Pineda started in the last 5 days the process of compaction and sand preparation, consisting enter the arena in a wooden formwork to compact it and then be able to sculpted figures.

Coordinated by Nuria Vallverdú, director of the project, eight of the ten sculptors participating this year had taken part in the assembly in previous years. The sculptors participating this year in the construction of this crib are sand Niall Magee (Ireland), Ludo Roder (Holland), Anique Kuizenga (Holland), Dave Wille (The Netherlands ), Daniel Doyle (Ireland), Kangra Kirke (Estonia), Bruno MacDonald (Denmark), Schiumarini Giani (Italy) and Mario Hernandez ( Catalonia ).

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