November 27, 2013

One of the biggest cribs in the world

One of the biggest cribs in the worldPresepio Cavalinho - St. Maria da Feira 


It's one of the biggest cribs in the world. It's in St. Maria da Feira, S.Paio de Oleiros, Portugal. The space has 2,000 square meters and gathers about 7000 parts assembled by more than 30 persons that worked for free. The crib is also free to visit. This presepio combines religious elements with kitsch and even political ones. It was started nine years ago on the personal initiative of Manuel Jacinto, who was the director of Portuguese brand Cavalinho. It's a Portuguese handbags, footwear and leather goods brand. To make it possible there are more than 50 kilometers of electric cable and 3,000 LED bulbs, tons of stone, nine waterfalls and three or four trucks of clay, sand, gravel and black earth. Watch it!




The fabulous art of Machado de CastroMachado de Castro's cribs are masterpieces. I wrote about him on my last post. Here's some links where you can find more on this great Portuguese sculptor.

The site of Cavalinho Brand

More videos about Cavalinho crib and details for location. 

Crib by great Portuguese sculpture Machado de Castro can be seen at Basílica da Estrela - Lisbon

A creche by Machado de Castro. "O virtuoso criador" was an art exhibition held in 2012 dedicated to Machado de Castro. This blog shows you some pieces that were displayed in that wonderful exhibition and photos of monuments he authored. Don't miss the nativity scene. You have to scroll down. Thank you! 

Another crib from Machado de Castro is the one known as of Beneficiado Oliveira - Sé de Lisboa - Lisbon

A nativity scene by Machado de Castro is a masterpiece. In this blog you can discover the Sé Patriarcal de Lisboa and the work of Machado de Castro. Please, scroll down.

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