Belén del Museo de San Isidro

Belén del Museo de San Isidro

Set in the circular fountain of the Museum's Renaissance courtyard, with scenes such as the Annunciation to the shepherds, the Flight from Egypt, the Adoration of the Kings and, of course, the Nativity, this traditional Madrid nativity scene invites all residents and visitors to celebrate Christmas by visiting a building that preserves important pieces of our city's history.

The figures are in the Hebrew style, in keeping with the traditional interpretation of the images and costumes of the time of Jesus by 19th-century artisans, many of them unique pieces sculpted by the artisan. They all belong to the collection of the famous master nativity scene maker José Luis Mayo and are remarkable for their exquisite modelling and polychromy. The care and detail with which the landscapes have been recreated is also noteworthy - there is even a river with flowing water that follows a circular path through the tableau.


From 12 December to 21 January, from 10am to 8pm

Mondays closed

24 Dec, 31 Dec & 6 Jan closed

Free admission until full capacity is reached

Accessibility type

Museo de San Isidro. Los Orígenes de Madrid - The Renaissance Courtyard of the Museum


Place of employment information:


Metro: Latina , Tirso de Molina
Bus: 3 , 17 , 18 , 23 , 35 , 60 , 65 , 148
BICIMAD: Estación 38 (Carrera de San Francisco 1)

Download the poster

The Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Madrid City Council facilitates the download of the official poster of the Madrid Christmas Programme 2023 campaign created by Polinho Trapalleiro.

Authorized download for home use only. Any other use subject to authorization. © MADRID DESTINO CULTURA TURISMO Y NEGOCIO, S.A., 2023