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Sanctuary Bethlehem

St. Francis Street, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
+972 2-626-6561
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A very holy site, and now you can see more after the renovations.

they have been renovating the site for years, and now you see the beautiful mosaics in the upper... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Temper43
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Panama City, Panama
Very religious experience

This was moving. There is a star marking the spot Jesus was born. We visited in the afternoon... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MaltaBound
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Houston, Texas
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St. Francis Street, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

they have been renovating the site for years, and now you see the beautiful mosaics in the upper part of the church, it much brighter, and we were lucky we were just before an armenian procession and there were fewer people in the mid afternoon,...More

Thank Temper43
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was moving. There is a star marking the spot Jesus was born. We visited in the afternoon, and our wait to get i to the birthplace was only 10 minutes.

Thank MaltaBound
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was wonderful visiting the site of the birth of Jesus and this beautiful church. There is much restoration happening and this old and the new are just beautiful. From hanging lanterns to gold mosaics to the birth location of Christ. Immediately get in line...More

Thank IndySig
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were queued up for an hour or more, not in the church itself, but in a line to the star. The star in the ground marks where Jesus was born. The spot was crowded, the people were ugly, and it may have been the...More

1  Thank judith l
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is the inside the Church of Nativity and touching the Star where Christ the Saviour was born was a dream come true for me.Its a little narrow and with all the work going on it can be an ardous task but we were very...More

1  Thank Padmini15
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Great place to visit either for personal prayer during off season or for group pilgrimage. This is inside the church of the nativity. We spend a quite lot of time in personal prayer though many groups comes and goes frequently.The square nearby has many shops...More

1  Thank joenotts2014
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

this sanctuary is declared an angled 14 star on the ground floor of the Curch of Nativity. Many people are willing to queue to be able to hold and take pictures in this place. The place is a bit narrow so visitors must be arranged...More

1  Thank tppas2000
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

this is inside the church of the nativity. it's beautiful inside. to have mass/service there would be so unique and humbling. remember it's still a house of worship, so remember to be respectful and mindful of the sanctuary. i loved being here.

2  Thank ChristyS6
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

An important place for every believing Christian in the world. You have to wait in a long queue and come in very early in the morning.

Thank Piotrul
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

This is truly a holy place that leaves you in awe. I would recommend this blessed Sanctuary to go and maybe say your rosary.

Thank artleonard77
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