Shepherd's Sanctuary, Beit Sahour

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At Shepherd's Sanctuary, see the place where, according to the biblical story, the famous shepherds heard about the birth of baby Jesus. Located in the hills that overlook the city of Bethlehem, the building and the whole site serve as an oasis of calm away from the crowds below. Admire the charming garden around the chapel, then head inside to see a model of the shepherds playing their famous role two thousand years ago; you’ll find yourself in a room whose walls are covered in painted nativity scenes. You can also visit the small church on site to pay your respects. A visit to Shepherd's Sanctuary represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Beit Sahour trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • The fields and especially the caves were really nice. It was a great quiet place to contemplate the birth of the Savior of the world. There are caves below the area viewing area that can be accessed w...  more »
  • A tranquil and beautiful place, with chapels housed inside caves. The main chapel is lovely with beautiful artworks. Worth a visit.  more »
  • It's not a must for the Holy Land, but it's not a waste if you decide to visit. This site is not proved to be the exact location of the sheppards, but at least you can see how a place like that looked...  more »