This Live Nativity is an opportunity to take a trip back to the time of Jesus.
Between 600 and 800 participants bring to life this story that is forever ancient and forever new. It is a space that occupies about 30,000m2 and has over 90 scenes, with references to Egyptian, Jewish, Roman, Assyrian, Greek and Babylonian cultures.
Many of the crafts that existed in Jesus' time also abound here: such as blacksmiths forging and tempering iron, the shoemaker fixing broken sandals, sawyers cutting firewood, peasants organizing their work tools, weavers at the loom with their wool yarn, the potter shaping clay, the baker kneading flour, shepherds caring for their animals, the rabbi singing psalms in the synagogue, senators discussing their wealth, thieves making use of their skills in the market, the seed, vegetable, plants and fish sellers making a living, and the Nazareth family before the shadows of their time...
Visitors can also enjoy a vast gastronomical offer, available in several of the houses that compose the "villages of the Jews and the Romans". Have a taste of "Caesar's bread", "Posca", roasted chestnuts, paltry-wine, coffee in the pot, Jewish sweets, Roman bread, morello cherry liquor, sweets from Rome and the famous “Abade de Priscos” pudding.
During every session, the Priscos Live Nativity offers visitors 4 great shows: "The Jewish Wedding"; "Procession of Light"; "The Trial" and "The Funeral". But one of this Christmas event’s biggest attractions is the possibility of coming into contact with real animals such as donkeys, geese and chickens. The true star of this Live Nativity, however, is the Grotto, which is over 10 meters wide and accommodates the biblical figures of Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the cow and the donkey.
The construction of the scenes is done with passion and experience by the inhabitants of Priscos and by inmates from the Braga Correctional Facility, who offer their time, skills and expertise to revive the event that changed the history of the world.
This is a nativity scene that has dreams for rent. Every year someone rents one. Be more and be better, not only for yourself but for the sake of humanity’s grotto, so often dark and cold, in need of more light, more warmth and more tenderness...