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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  • Chapel built by the Franciscans where Catholics commemorate the Shepherd's Field (designed by architect Antonio Barluzzi.) Acoustics are amazing--sing "Silent Night" and you'll never hear the hymn the...  more »
  • We were lucky to meet with a group of nuns singing. beautiful experience. the cave where they were pastors also is special
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  • The Shepherd's Sanctuary stood in an open spacious area - overall very quiet bordering on an eery stillness. Not too much to see, but the fact that this was where the angels came down to alert the she...  more »