A living manger is the representation of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth based on several paintings with living characters and taking advantage of a rustic operating environment or one with architectural interest such as the old quarter of a town.
In Pobla de Montornès we have an incomparable setting to perform the representations of the Living Nativity Scene, the hill where the Hermitage of the Virgin of Montornès is located, a scant kilometer from the center of the town, a completely natural place surrounded by vegetation, pines and carob trees. next to an old farmhouse.
Since 1976, and uninterruptedly, except for the year 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the representations of the Living Nativity Scene have been held. The Nativity Scene ofLa Pobla de Montornès is one of the most traditional in Catalonia and has become the icon of our municipality, projecting the town beyond the region.
For 35 years, the cultural entity Amics de Montornès organized and managed the entire scope of the Nativity scene performances. After this period of time, the Amics de Montornès decided to stop being responsible for the organization, and since 2013 all management has been carried out by the Living Nativity Association of the Pobla de Montornès .
Each season may vary depending on the dates.
It begins on the Sunday before Christmas, and continues on December 25 and 26, January 1 and the performances usually end on Three Kings Day.
You can access the Hermitage itself by private car and also by bus. By bus we always ask to be informed before coming, to facilitate arrival and parking.
During the final route of the road that leads to the Hermitage you will find assistants from the organization who will help you park without any difficulty.
Upon arrival, the visitor will find a bar service and also WC services.
Inside the same bar you can buy souvenirs from the Bethlehem and enjoy the warmth of a wood stove.
In front of the bar there is a churrería that delights young and old.