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The Spirit of Bethlehem

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The Spirit of Bethlehem is a private collection of over 500 belens/nativity sets/posters/paintings and sculptures from all over the world. It boasts of numerous pieces from here and abroad, collected thru decades of devotion to the Infant Jesus, by its owner, Gigi Abaya-Carlos.

Among those on display is her very first belen set bought in 1952 at Catholic Trade School in Tayuman. Belens/Nativity sets from different countries like the United States, Mexico, Spain, Israel, Africa, Guatemala, China, and different regions of the Philippines, will certainly catch your attention because they reflect the culture from where they originated.

About 80% of these Belens are proudly Philippine made.

Rates:
General admission: P75/head (with Museum of Miniatures)
Senior Citizens with ID: 20% discount on regular fee
Teachers with ID and children either with the height below 4ft. or younger than 6 yrs. old (with proof): FREE [Not applicable to children's group tour/field trip]
 
Museum Hours:
Friday to Sunday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Open to walk-in and Group tours
 
Monday to Thursday: Closed
Open to group Tours of at least 30 people with at least 3 days notice
(Please call 5700701 loc. 334 for holiday schedules or email ldfernandez@riverbankscenter.com)
 
Located at 2nd level, E-com Building Riverbanks Center, Barangka Marikina City (Take the stairs or elevator at the E-com Annex)
 
Note: Reservation and advance booking is recommended for a group of 30 persons or more.

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