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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Bethlehem holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sanctuary Bethlehem and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The entry door is small for the Pilgrim bends to enter this very Holy link. We see the place where Christ was born.
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  • The Church of the Nativity, with the remains of those who were the Byzantine mosaics is magical. Not only for its history, but for its intrinsic beauty, for the aura of mysticism that surrounds it. Of course if you want to skip the queue just paid 15 euros (there asks at least 20 at the beginning) to the Guide, which will go from the crypt. For the record the output of the crypt is entering through the gate of humidity, left after the mosaics. Typically here things are cheaper than in Jerusalem and are the same. Take advantage of it.
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  • Great place to visit either for personal prayer during off season or for group pilgrimage. This is inside the church of the nativity. We spend a quite lot of time in personal prayer though many groups...  more »
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