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Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
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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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  • This is a forgery, of course, but nonetheless very interesting architecture and Greek Orthodox style
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  • It is very interesting to see, shame it is that it is in the process of restoration, so it hardly can be none of the churches, it is suitable to read the history of this church, also depends on the time of visit, it is possible that this mass of visitors.
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  • This a must addition to any itinerary of a visit to the Holy Land. Be aware that it will be crowded so be patient with others as you vie for position to view the important parts of this beautiful chur...  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.