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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  • we know that believes can move mountains and certainly believes do focus on the grotto as an important place but actually - its all imagination!!  more »
  • This place has an interesting story related to the Virgin Mary and her mother's milk. It is said that a drop of her milk fell on the stones and that is the reason they turned white. The Mary chapel is...  more »
  • The Chapel of the Milk Grotto also called Milk Grotto or Grotto of Our Lady, is a Catholic chapel in Bethlehem in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories, erected in 1872. Christian tradition say...  more »
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  • Miraculous, inspiring and splendid. The only place in the world where belief create hope. Saint Mary, Saint Joseph and baby Jesus in the flight to Egypt stayed and gave the grotto and made the ever lasting impression.
  • Funny and (compared to the nearby Nativity Church) relatively quiet church/chapel dedicated to Mary breast feeding her little son. Never saw images before of this scene, some icons even depicting her exposed breast. Free toilets are available at the outside/upstairs terrace.
  • Don't miss it when seing the nativity church. It is amazing to have a church dedicated to breast milk and Mary's role in the catholic church. Besides, the architechture is very pretty and unusual. Free to get in, just overcome the sailors on the way.
  • Very quiet Church. 3 altars at 3 levels.
  • Beautiful church where reported miracles still happen. Exposition in the lower church even when closed.
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