Milk Grotto, Bethlehem

Visit the holy site of Milk Grotto, a shrine in a cave where it is believed Mary stopped to nurse baby Jesus, while trying to escape Herod’s soldiers. Supposedly, a drop of milk fell on the limestone rocks while she was breastfeeding, turning the cave a pearly white color. Today, a small 19th-century Franciscan chapel rises over the grotto, which was restored in 2007. Join the flock of devotees--Muslims and Christians alike--who flock to pay their respects in the shrine, with especially larged numbers of women who come to pray for fertility. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Milk Grotto and many more Bethlehem attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bethlehem tour itinerary builder .
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  • Another important place for Christians, about 15 minutes walk from the church of nativity. It is worth visiting if you are in Bethlehem and read the story about the place.  more »
  • It is right around the corner from the Church of the Nativity so it is an easy stop. There weren't any lines either so it is easy to see everything. The topic wasn't as interesting to me as the Nativi...  more »
  • A few steps from the Church of Nativity, is rarely visited by tourists, picturesque and quiet place.
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  • Very quiet Church. 3 altars at 3 levels.
  • Beautiful church where reported miracles still happen. Exposition in the lower church even when closed.
  • Near the Nativity Church in Bethlehem They believe here baby Jesus Christ drinks milk for the first time When you come and visit Bethlehem visit this place and many other holy places like Shepard's field and Ruth field and David's well
  • Very important holy place and very nice church too
  • Very quiet and peaceful. A short walk from Nativity Church. Worth a visit.

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The main tourist traffic in Bethlehem consists of tour groups arriving from Jerusalem, getting a hectic tour of the town, and leaving. But Bethlehem's tangled streets house a number of accommodations worth checking out if you want to extend your stay beyond a brief look around. Located here, there, and everywhere, the hotels in town blend in with the rest of the buildings, so you should certainly plan ahead to make sure you know exactly where yours is. A couple of luxury choices have ornamental interiors, fine-dining restaurants, and pools, while standard hotels and guesthouses abound, along with a few backpacker hostels.
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