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Worth seeing on a visit to Bethlehem

If you're in Bethlehem, it's definitely worth going to the Sanctuary (and the Church of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brittany_11_10
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Los Angeles, California
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Wonderful place great experience and very enjoyable. Love to come back again in the future 5 stars... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
johnnA7157FP
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Bethlehem, it's definitely worth going to the Sanctuary (and the Church of the Nativity, of course), but I found the shrine area pretty gaudy. I did like the mosaics on the wall, though; they were interesting. Also interesting was the teeny entry...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We came by bus to Bethlehem from Jerusalem, thinking that we would walk from where it stopped for all passengers to disembark. Fortunately, one very persistent (but nice with it !) taxi driver persuaded us to let him take us to the places that he...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place great experience and very enjoyable. Love to come back again in the future 5 stars excellent

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I went with a tour guide on that day to Bethlehem and I was amazed to see how tiny the door to enter the church really was. The lines were very long to go to the place of the birth of Jesus...however, my tour guide...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Essentially, this is the Church of the Nativity. The church is still being renovated, but now you can see renovated portions, including floor mosaics and columns. You descend a few steps to access what was the manger where Jesus was born, a silver star said...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 29 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Temper43
Reviewed 28 July 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MaltaBound
Reviewed 19 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IndySig
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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank judith l
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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