Rachel's Tomb, Bethlehem, Bethlehem

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A place considered holy for three religions--Islam, Christianity, and Judaism--Rachel's Tomb, Bethlehem represents the alleged final resting place of the ancient Hebrew matriarch. Located in the northern regions of Bethlehem, the pilgrimage site attracts thousands of tourists and believers annually. Experience a feeling of togetherness in this place of mutual respect, where different religions come together to pray in harmony. Visit the handful of chapels and studies on site, and inspect the recently built wall around the tomb. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Bethlehem holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rachel's Tomb, Bethlehem and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Interesting site but not much to see, basically a cupboard with cloth. Easy access by bus 163. Surrounded by concrete walls, the place crowded with weeping,nodding women. Just a sad place. So thankful...  more »
  • June 28, 2017
    Hugely important jews site, but not visible due to huge wall due to time and security constraints did not manage to visit.  more »
  • May 27, 2017
    Sacred place to visit again. It is situated in front of the wall. Approach with respect, wearing the yarmulke.
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  • July 16, 2017
    Holy place for the Jews. Emotional experience
  • March 23, 2017
    Wow! It's impossible not to cry, well she's a real mother.
  • July 3, 2017
    Good place for praying and even crying
  • September 22, 2016
    If the IDF give this to authority Palestine the local been profaneded,Joseph's tomb had in fire 157 and the Palestine authority dont to anything!
  • January 12, 2017
    Rachel promised to entreat G-D on behalf of the Jewish people. The emotions just gush when praying there. Its a must visit for any Jew

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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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