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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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  • Six km from Jerusalem, Bethlehem still conserves part of what was the context of the birth of Jesus: the hills with its meadows, caves where repair sheep and goats, and the place where today is the Church of the Nativity. In the crypt, the place where Jesus was born, protected by the great Church of great beauty. Here the story is divided into two, at least the West. An emotion.
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  • Visit this place, you must take along with a visit to the Holy Sepulchre. An unforgettable experience of a lifetime! One of the three places in the world where you can consecrate any thing without the presence of a priest! Perfect for visiting any man, even who considers himself an unbeliever.
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  • Hired a guide from the parking lot to show us around. Well worth, but you need to negotiate hard! With guide you can skip the lines and get some insights you'd miss otherwise. 
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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.