Shepherd's Sanctuary, Beit Sahour

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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  • Antonio Barluzzi was the architect of the Franciscan in the Holy Land almost half a century. He built for them beautiful churches using the method of translating the Holy History into architectural el...  more »
  • amazing to see where the first people, the simple shepherds, to receive the message about the birth of Jesus.  more »
  • Precisely in this place I felt a tremendous enjoyment and also other tourists thought the same. The structure is very old but sturdy!
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