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Milk Grotto, Bethlehem

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
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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  • Mystical place. They pray in it, and Christians and Muslims. place of prayer of women and families for the gift of motherhood.
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  • Not far from Manger Square and worth a quick look around . No crowds and very pleasing church . Recommended for a visit 
  • Hermitage Church of the Nativity. In the village is not big, pretty Church. Feeling inside the white uniform is that like good church with something nice, as is legendary.
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  • 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.
  • 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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  • Next to the Church of the Nativity
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