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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  • August 12, 2017
    Can the believer is interesting but for me not selected anything special. I've seen a more interesting place in this category.
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  • July 12, 2017
    Such a holy place to be. Definitely a must see place. It was not crowded and it is better to have a tour guide  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    Pilgrimage to the Holy places is now very simple: take flight tickets and now you already in Bethlehem. This course and the pilgrimage. And no one is happy and will not hardly make! But still .... Yet each believer must, so be it, but visit places of Christ, Holy for Christians. And in Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity must be without hurrying up, without you podgonjajushhego Guide, musing about life and about myself in this life. And admire the magnificent here smiling icon of the Theotokos. The miraculous icon of the Virgin of Bethlehem-gift of the Russian Imperial House. Located in front of the entrance to the cave where the Virgin most Holy Christ the Savior was born. Magic air icon.
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Where to stay in Bethlehem

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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