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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  • Shepards hill is a beautiful walk up to the church. The caves are worth going in. The newer church has beautiful acoustics. The hill is a little sanctuary in Bethlehem.  more »
  • An interesting cave chapel and recently built church, together with some archaeological excavations. It makes a pleasant hour visit to a site with Biblical connections. The theme of the Shepherds show...  more »
  • It was an interesting place to visit and think about the history of the region regarding Biblical times.  more »