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Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

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Historic Site
Make a pilgrimage to Church of the Nativity along with the many visitors to this World Heritage Site and Christian holy site that's believed to stand over the cave where Jesus Christ was born. The emperor Constantine originally built this church in the 4th century CE. Some elements of his original temple, like the pink columns of polished limestone, remain, though most of the church as it stands today originated in the Justinian reconstruction of the 6th century. Whiles there, walk through the door of humility, small enough to force everyone to dismount their horses upon entry, and down the steps to the grotto where believers say Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ. A visit to Church of the Nativity represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bethlehem vacation trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We were fortunate to be the first small group in that morning. The church is beautiful although scaffolding was everywhere covering a lot of the wonderful mosaics. We waited for a service to be comple...  more »
  • Such an interesting church. This church is actually in 3 parts - Greek Orthodox, Catholic & Armenian. When we were there the Greek Orthodox part was under renovation and a real mess. Worth visiting Be...  more »
  • Visited by tourist bus arranged by Ben Hariem. Very comfortable visit. You need to change the bus due to some Palestine issues. Not scary at all.  more »
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  • Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route. Must visit! Outstanding Universal Value.
  • Lord Jesus is the resurrection and the life the bright Morning Star that's why the star guided The Three Wise Men to his manger in Bethlehem Israel
  • How could I not give this historic site, 5 stars. The birthplace of Christ. Moving experience.
  • Birthplace of Jesus, destroyed by fire and rebuilt completed in 339! World Heritage, worth a visit!
  • Even if you are not religious this is a must go. Very touching atmosphere.