Shepherd's Sanctuary, Beit Sahour

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
5/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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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  • Here are the angels appeared allegedly shepherds and them have proclaimed the birth of Jesus. A quiet place which is not visited by many tourists groups. Unfortunately, the caves (as of 2016) are no longer employed. And thus, the water cisterns are no longer visible. Still worth a visit. Well, you can see the terrain / barrier. And imagine how King David, Ruth, shepherds have lived at that time. Sure, the biblical reference for the visitors is important - otherwise you are probably disappointed.
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  • Just like numerous places to visit in the area various religions claim historical/religious events happened at different spots. A short drive away from this location is the Greek Orthodox site for She...  read more »
  • 其实这里虽然是巴勒斯坦,但是我看有些同胞显然没搞清状况,这个地方其实是巴勒斯坦的一个基督徒自治市。此地的基督徒(包括东正教,天主教以及新教路德宗)是大多数。相反穆斯林是少数民族。所以有人如果告诉你这里的基督徒被迫害,我就三个字:呵呵哒。你见过1个人欺负10个人多呢还是10个人欺负1个人多? 但是无论什么信仰,阿拉伯人终究是阿拉伯人,表现在这个教堂门口的开放时间是随便看看的。巴勒斯坦每个景点门口都有...  read more »
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