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Milk Grotto, Bethlehem
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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. Make Milk Grotto a centerpiece of your Bethlehem vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bethlehem vacation route planner.
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  • The interest of this church lies in its history, since it doesn't have nothing that is actually significant in the story. It leaves you a bit cold.
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  • Place well worth a visit, not far from the Basilica of the Nativity of Jesus. In addition to stories about their stay at there Mary and Jesus, you can read many testimonies of healing with infertility. On the way to the cave you can see many souvenir shops including one run by Rony especially recommended for the Poles, because Rony says great in our language.
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  • Immerse yourself in the silence of this holy place is a refreshing experience for the soul! Although it is still worth the symbolic places visit it!
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  • Beautiful and peaceful place. They enforce silence although tourists manage to disrupt that sometimes. It was a nice and tranquil garden with a great view. Great place to spend time in prayer and solitude as well.
  • This is a quiet and secluded spot only 5 minutes walk away from main square. It's nothing special really but if you are in the area it's worth checking out.
  • It is very clean and elegant church of the air compared to the Church of the Nativity, but the publicity. It is wonderful. For said Church in Maria's breast feel very feminine.
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  • Baby Jesus fled to Egypt and lived there for a while before. The cave walls are white-La Cave is called the milk
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  • Elements of Polish. In the chapel of adoration triptych-altar of amber artists Gdansk, in the chapel of the upper figure of Lady Ludźmierskiej
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