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Misteri d'Elx

Listed under Entertainment in Alicante, Spain.

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The Mystery Play of Elche is a 2-day theatre performance held at the Basilica of Santa Maria. Since the fifteenth century, hundreds of Elche’s citizens have prepared and performed an extremely elaborate drama portraying the death and crowning of the Virgin Mary. Multiple stages, complex costumes, and religious works of art are all incorporated into the extravaganza which takes place in the middle of August. The production is so spectacular and unique to Elche’s culture that it has been placed on UNESCO’s list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

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Written by  Sarah Clise.

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