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Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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 place probably does not need to particularly praising. However, maybe some useful comments. Grożę Christmas best to visit in the late afternoon. When all of the group "przewalą". Then it is time for a private prayer and quiet visitation. Ladies should remember that shoulders and necklines should be covered. In the same way and legs. Skirts or pants should be outside of the knee. Otherwise, you may be niewpuszczone.
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  • I arrived at this place at about 8 am on Sat. 24th Sept. and was immediately approached by this guy who told me that it was closed to the general public until 10:15 am because there were 3 different p...  read more »
  • Visited the church of the nativity with families,unfortunately alot of construction working taking place which is due to finish Jan 2017. Once construction has been completed the whole experience will...  read more »
  • It's an interesting looking building. It's currently undergoing heavy reconstruction work which slightly takes away from it. Of course the work needs to be done but it's just 1 of those things. i got there reasonably early so the queue for where Jesus was allegedly born wasn't too bad. I didn't think much of that tbh but I'm not Christian. I'd love to see it in its full glory but if you visit Bethlehem of course you must visit here.
  • We had to wait half an hour for the orthodox monks to finish their service before we could enter the cave itself but the church has enough fascinating historical artifacts to while away the time quite easily.
  • How could I not give this historic site, 5 stars. The birthplace of Christ. Moving experience.
  • Bethlehem homes have three stories. Lowest used for animals middle family and top guest room. Joseph and Mary have child born out of wed lock...bad! They come to cousins house and find guest room full of relatives...cousins place them with animals in lower floor. Heat rises from animals to heat house upper floors. That why they build this way....carve house into rock hillside. Make a feed trough in lower floor to keep feed off of floor that has poo on it. Jesus slept in rock hewn manger. Not wood. Place sucks!!!! Filthy and dark! Flies buzzing round too. One True God born in that crap!!!! Shepherd boys...all shepherds are boys between 10 and 16 years of age. They are unclean ceremonially and liars... They get the message from Angels they go see and then tell everyone else...who believes them? God uses teenagers all the time to bring about all events in this world. name is the faith of Young People who ignite the world!!! God bless you this Christmas and think hard about yourself and others and Ask God to bless you with humility like he had to come down and be born in a crap hole and then sacrifice himself for our sin. Yeah...SIN...Immorality...TV and Movies full of it! Confess and repent and God will forgive. Merry Christmas.
  • I trusted jesus and I love jesus charist amen
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