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Sanctuary Bethlehem, Bethlehem

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Visit Sanctuary Bethlehem to experience Biblical history. Walk the complex where Jesus Christ's birth took place, in an area that's now indoors. The Byzantine-era architecture mixes across centuries with different kings and queens. Mosaics covering the walls show three images: life of Jesus Christ, local synods and councils, and angels hovering above them all. See the series of historical artifacts of bronze and silver within the church that date back to medieval times. Because the area is a popular stop for tourists, keep your eyes on your possessions. Put Sanctuary Bethlehem into our Bethlehem itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bethlehem.
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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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  • Sanctuary Bethlehem include Grotto and Basilica of the Nativity, Church of St. Catherine, Cave of St. Jerome and Franciscan Convert. So read more about this locality search separately.  more »
  • Such a holy place for Christians and a place of reverence for anyone interested in ancient history. Although the Church was crowded, once could still have a unique experience. The square nearby has ma...  more »
  • This is the most beautiful picture of Mary & baby Jesus. This is the only picture in the world where Mary is smiling.This is why we need to honor our mothers.  more »