July 31, 2021


World News

Christ Almighty! Alicante breaks record for worlds biggest nativity scene

The largest nativity scene in the world was crowned in the Spanish city of Alicante and reaches 18.10 metres high. “Sagrada Familia” (Holy Family), is the work of the artist Jose Manuel Garcia known as ‘Pachi.’

The scene has been installed in the town hall square and officially entered into the Guinness Book of World Records on Tuesday when a judge confirmed the feat. Alicante took the record previously set in Mexico 20 years ago.

The certification had to be carried out digitally as the judge in charge could not travel to Alicante due to COVID-19 restrictions. Images show the giant nativity scene made up of three huge figures, Joseph who is 18.10 metres high, including his walking stick, the 10.58-metre-tall Virgin Mary, and the 3.25-metre-tall Baby Jesus in his cradle.

In total, making a volume of 56.02 metres. “I think it’s good, I think it’s coming out everywhere (in the media), it’s giving visibility to the city of Alicante and well, I think it’s a good thing,” The enormous figures are intended to improve tourism in the region, which has been hit heavily due to lockdowns and COVID-19 restrictions.