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. Work out when and for how long to visit Shepherd's Sanctuary and other Beit Sahour attractions using our handy Beit Sahour trip maker .
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  • There is little to see here. the church is part of an architectural series by an Italian architect who did many churches in Jerusalem and surrounding New Testament sites.  more »
  • Visited the place with fellow pilgrims and our priest companion celebrated mass with us at the Chapel 2. The place was serene and I felt the angels are still there, blessing the place and the people w...  more »
  • A beautiful place, very significant for Christianity, is important for pilgrims to visit, surrounded by souvenir shops, and recommend choosing them carefully.
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