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$20 fee to skip The Line With Guide for whole group.Built over the Grotto of the Nativity by Constantine in 325 A.D., destroyed and rebuilt in the 6th century and renovated in the 11th century by the crusaders, this is the oldest Church in the Holy...more
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Don’t let a trip to the West Bank deter you from making this trip. It was just like walking through the Bible. I felt incredibly safe and never did I feel uneasy. The church is beautiful. The crowd is massive. The line moved fairly well...More
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We visit Israel regularly to see family but haven't 'done' Bethlehem. We felt it...More
Was an amazing experience. It was awe inspiring. A must visit if you love your Christian faith. It was a beautiful church that overwhelmed your senses and brought me to tears because, as a Christian you realize that 2000 years ago, Jesus was in this...More
To visit the actual site of the very first Christmas is a sensation not to be avoided. As well as the wonder of the Cathedral built on the site of Christ's birth, the descent to the stable is humbling and uplifting at the same time....More
To enjoy your visit, I would suggest getting there when the church opens. Be in line even before it opens. The crowds are crazy, there is no line, lots of pushing and shoving and unfortunatley, nasty priests in the 'cave'. We waited over an hour...More
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I would highly recommend that you reach out to Michael Jackaman Tours in Bethlehem, to arrange a tour. He knows all of the ins and outs, timing, best time to get to the church, where to take you, how to try to avoid the... More
I would highly recommend that you reach out to Michael Jackaman Tours in Bethlehem, to arrange a tour. He knows all of the ins and outs, timing, best time to get to the church, where to take you, how to try to avoid the queues. He is a Christian Palestinian, and his brother is one of the priests in the church. You won’t be disappointed.