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Secretariat hours for the distribution of accreditations:

Saturday 10/28: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 10/29: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Monday 10/30: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday 11/01: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th: OPTIONAL DAY: VISIT TO CORDOBA

  • Approximately 400 people.

  • 8:30 a.m. Distribution of credentials.

  • 9:00 a.m. Departure from the official hotel of the Congress.

  • 11:00 a.m. Reception of visitors.

  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Group visits:
    – Alcazar Reyes Cristianos.
    – Route of patios.
    – Exhibition dioramas and nativity scenes.

  • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Food. Restaurant El Bandolero

  • 4:00 p.m. Visit Mosque – Cathedral.

  • 6:00 p.m. Farewell and return to Seville.

  • 8:00 p.m. Arrival in Seville (estimated time)

  • Free dinner, not included.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30th: OPTIONAL DAY: VISIT TO SEVILLE

  • Approximately 400 people.
  • 9:30 a.m. Distribution of credentials.
  • 10:00 a.m. Departure from the official hotel of the Congress.
  • 10:30 a.m. Group visits:
    – Plaza de España.
    – Jardines de Murillo.
    – Barrio de Santa Cruz.
  • 12:30 p.m. Visit to the Holy Cathedral Church.
  • 2:30 p.m. food in restaurant.
  • 6:00 p.m. Visit Alcazar of Seville.
  • 7:30 p.m. Arrival at the official Congress hotel (estimated time).
  • Free dinner, not included.

CONGRESS

1ST DAY CONGRESS: TUESDAY 31th OCTOBER

Distribution of credentials

09.00 a.m. Transfer in buses from hotels arranged in Seville.

10.00 a.m. Opening ceremony at FIBES with simultaneous translation into Italian, English and German.

  • Greeting of the prior of the Franciscan Order from the Shrine of  Greccio  (Italy)  (to be confirmed).
  • Greetings from Pope Francis (to be confirmed)

12.00 a.m. Presentation “Following the footsteps of San Francisco”. Lecturer Pablo Noguera Aledo.

2.00 p.m. Lunch  included in restaurant.

4.00 p.m. Bus transfer

4.30 p.m Opening and visit to the Fair of Artisans at the Official Hotel of the Congress.

5.00 p.m. Meeting of Presidents  UN-FOE-PRAE

Free dinner.

            OPTIONAL: Dinner with flamenco show. Does not include displacement.


2ND, 3RD AND 4TH DAY CONGRESS:
 WEDNESDAY1, THURSDAY 2 AND FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER

It is splitted into 3 groups for itinerant and optional excursions to:

GROUP 1: JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA / SAN FERNANDO (IN TWO SUBGROUPS)

9:00 a.m. Transfer by bus from the Official Hotel of the Congress.

10.30 a.m. a) Visit to the Xerez Nativity Scene Exhibition, Nativity Scene Museum Building, Jerez de la Fra.
b) Visit to the Permanent Exhibition of Nativity Scenes and Monumental Nativity Scene in San Fernando

1:00 p.m. a) Lunch included in Jerez de la Fra.
b) Lunch included in San Fernando

3:30 p.m. a) Transfer to San Fernando
b) Transfer to Jerez de la Frontera

4:30 p.m. a) Visit to the Permanent Exhibition of Nativity Scenes and Monumental Nativity Scene in San Fernando
b) Visit to the Xerez Nativity Scene Exhibition, Nativity Scene Museum Building, Jerez de la Fra.

6:30 p.m. a) Departure from San Fernando
b) Departure from Jerez de la Frontera

8:00 p.m. Arrival at the official Congress hotel (estimated time)

Free dinner, not included.

GROUP 2: MOLLINA

8.30 a.m. Departure from the arranged hotels

11.00 a.m. Visit of the International Museum of Nativity Scenes Diaz Caballero Foundation

1.30 p.m. Transfer to Hacienda La Capilla

2.00 p.m. Lunch included

4.00 p.m. Visit of the exhibition of nativity scenes in Hacienda La Capilla.

6.00 p,m. Departure from Mollina

8:00 p.m. Arrival at the official hotel of the Congress (estimated time)

Free dinner, not included.

GROUP 3: SEVILLE

From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 1-hour activities, divided into 4 rotating groups at the Official Hotel of the Congress:

– Practical workshop “Sevillian Sculptors” (modeling live)

– Visit to the Nativity Scene Artisans Fair

– Practical workshop on nativity scene techniques (Rubén Galindo + Rubén García)

– Visit to the ABS Nativity Scene Exhibition

1:00 p.m. Transfer for lunch.

2:30 p.m. lunch in restaurant

4:00 p.m. Visit to the Exhibition “Franciscus 2023: 800 years of nativity scenes” (Cajasol Foundation).

6:00 p.m. Visit to the Exhibition “Praesepium: the dream of San Francisco” (Seville City Hall).

7:30 p.m. Arrival at the official Congress hotel (estimated time)

Free dinner, not included

5TH DAY CONGRESS: SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER:

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Round table “Nativity scenes. A look into the future”
Moderator: José Luis López Chaparro, nativity scene maker, vice president of the Association of Nativity Scene Makers of Badajoz and member of the Association of Nativity Scene Makers of Seville.

Speakers:

  • Gema Carrera Díaz. anthropologist, Coordinator of Ethnological Heritage Projects, Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage.
  • Nicolò Celegato, nativity scene maker, president of the Associazione Cammino ad Oriente.
  • Carmen Camillieri, nativity scene maker, secretary of the UN-FOE-PRAE

10:15 a.m. Departure from the hotel

11:45 a.m. Mass in the Holy Cathedral Church of Seville

12.45 p.m. After the mass, free time to enjoy the city of Seville, Lunch and transfer not included.

2:00 p.m. Free lunch.

5:00 p.m. Transfer by bus from the Official Congress Hotel to the Closing Ceremony.

6:30 p.m. UN-FOE-PRAE general assembly.
• Delivery of souvenirs to international entities and medals from the UN-FOE-PRAE

7:00 p.m. Delivery of souvenirs and trophies.
• Delivery of souvenirs to national entities, trophies and gold badges FEB

8:00 p.m.
Closing ceremony.
• Delivery of witnesses to the next International Congress and National Congress.

8:30 p.m.
Official Congress Dinner.

6TH DAY CONGRESS: SUNDAY 5TH NOVEMBER:

Free day: Return to destinations

END OF THE CONGRESS