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Cordoba: a giant chocolate souvenir for Christmas

Cordoba: a giant chocolate souvenir for Christmas
Cordoba: a giant chocolate souvenir for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas in Spain is not only the traditional Christmas markets taking place throughout the country, but also a number of unusual events that take place from Andalusia to the Basque Country. This time an unusual and large-scale preparation for Christmas are seen in Cordoba. Local confectioners developed a unique chocolate exhibit. They recreated the scene of the Nativity with total area of 62 square meters.

According to, In order to make a giant Christmas decorations confectioners of the town of Ruth in the province of Cordoba spent used total 1.5 tons of chocolate and half a year. Giant chocolate layout of the manger where Jesus was born also includes landmarks of Seville, which the master placed on the background.

Among the attractions of Seville, which can be seen on the model are the famous Torre del Oro, Maestranza bullring and the famous minaret of Giralda, which in height is 1.5 meters.

Given the amount of chocolate, which has been spent on reconstruction of Seville sights, this work is largely a tourist postcard, which should draw attention to Seville, rather than a tribute to Christ. So, in order to sculpt a statue of Prince Philip, the confectioners used 320 kilograms of chocolate. It is not specified how much chocolate has been used to recreate the manger where Jesus was born.

The giant chocolate souvenir will be exhibited up to January 5, 2011. It can be seen in Galleros Artesanos – the gallery, located at the 18th kilometer of the road from Ruth to Luzena.

Date: 11/12/2010

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