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Beas

Beas is seated on a small hill about 123 meters above sea level, belonging to the lands of the County of Huelva, an area characterized because of its wines (Vinos del Condado de Huelva) and its countryside activities.

This small town near the capital is focused on two main pillars: agriculture and livestock.

Regardless of its productions of wines, oils and cereals, Beas is locally known for its festivals and celebrations, and more specifically for its so-called: Living Bethlehem.
Organized from beginning of December till beginning of January by the Brotherhood of  “Ntra. Sra. de los Clarines”, this nativity scene is installed in a place built expressly for that purpose, in 3.000 square meters of land, which 2.000 are fully dedicated to the scenes that make up what, to the delight of the audience.

Its big attraction is that the visitor is immersed in a multitude of sensations (sight of scenes and characters with real animals, architectures, objects, artefacts and ancient furnishings, typical Christmas music, and even the taste of traditional deserts and breads of Beas). This whole host of factors has led to 37 years after its founding the Living Bethlehem becomes the main tourist attraction on this small village, collecting between 25,000 and 30,000 visitors in each edition.

Visitors will also have a large number of services around this Bethlehem Living to make them the most pleasant stay in Beas. Restaurants, Coffe shops, and local Bars, will offer the most traditional products during the Christmas season.

Festivities

Living Bethlehem. You can visit every Saturday, Sunday and holidays from Dec.8 to Jan.6

Clarines Chico. Pilgrimage to the shrine of Clarines. Last weekend in February

Holy week. Beas has two brotherhoods of penance in charge of organizing the parade processional on Thursday and Friday.

Fiestas de San Jose Obrero (Candón). These folk festivals are held to coincide with the weekend closest to the festivity of the Patron, the first of May.

Romería de la Virgen de España. May, second weekend

Romería de Ntra. Sra. de la Salud. May, last Sunday

Pilgrimage of Clarines. Virgen de los Clarines feast. August 14th ,15th and 16th

Capeas St. Bartholomew. Capeas and “Toros” in the afternoon and evening fair. Feast of the Patron of Beas. Between August 20th and August 23rd

Fiestas de Ntra. Sra. de la Salud (Fuente de la Corcha). Patron feast held the last weekend of September

Fiestas de Ntra. Sra. De la Merced (Navahermosa). Closest weekend to September 24th

For further information: http://www.aytobeas.es/

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