Bethlehem: The City of the Nativity

Bethlehem: The City of the Nativity
‘Beit Lahem’  A few miles south of Jerusalem lies the city of Bethlehem. Christians around the world know it as the little town where Jesus Christ was born. Still small, Bethlehem has retained a friendly atmosphere and is host to thousands of tourists each year. Many sacred Christian sites, churches, and monasteries are located in the city. A major attraction is the Church of the Nativity at Manger Square, built over the cave where Jesus Christ was born. The adjoining Church of St. Catherine possesses marvelous wood carvings of the stations of the cross.


Church of the Nativity – Milk Grotto – Manger Square – Old City – Star Street – Shepherds Field – St. Theodosius Monastery – St. Saba Monastery – Herodium – Rachel’s Tomb – Belal’s Mosque – Solomon’s Pools – St. George’s Church – Al-Khader – The Green Market – The Mosque of Omar – Heritage Museums – Cultural Center – Beit Jala – St. Nicholas Church – Cremisan Monastery – Beit Sahour – Wadi Artas … See attractions →



All basic public services are located near each other, in the perimeter of Manger Square or nearby. Two tourist information offices are located at the Square;  one is located on the ground floor of the Bethlehem Peace Centre and the other couple of meters right of the municipality building. A post office, the town hall, and banks and money changers are also located in the city centre near Manger Square.



Post by Blog   Bethlehem, 24th – 25th December 2011 This is the chronicle of the Holy Night of Bethlehem: it is such a long night that – so to speak – it begins in the day. In … Continue reading →

Christmas in Bethlehem

Bethlehem Christmas

December is coming and the little town of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, is getting ready for the most important celebration. Christmas lights and banners are hoisted all around the city. Christmas carols can be heard everywhere in the … Continue reading →

Bethlehem Top 10 Must Do Experiences

Posted on July 27, 2011
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From some of the holiest places on earth to majestic historical and natural sites, there’s plenty to see and do in Bethlehem 1. Manger Square and the Church of Nativity: Give yourself plenty of time to take in Bethlehem’s world … Continue reading →

Palestine Weekender: A Weekend in Bethlehem


From some of the holiest places on earth to majestic historical and natural sites, there’s plenty to see and do in Bethlehem over a weekend! Day 1: Visiting the Holiest places on Earth: Give yourself plenty of time to take … Continue reading →

Top 10 “Must See” Sites in Bethlehem

Posted on December 2, 2011

Posted by Travelujah You’re coming to the Holy Land and perhaps you aren’t sure if you should visit Bethlehem. You’ve always wanted to go to Bethlehem and see the Church of Nativity but what else is there? Is it worth … Continue reading →

Bethlehem Homestays

Post by Guesthouses in Palestine Bethlehem homestays.

Since the 1990s, the Beit Sahour-based Alternative Tourism Group (ATG) has run a homestay project with families in the Beit Jala, Beit Sahour and Bethlehem areas. Participating households were given initial grants to … Continue reading →

Bethlehem – Rashaydeh Walk

Posted on September 6, 2011

Post by Hijazi Travel Bethlehem to Rashaydeh Day 1: Explore Bethlehem Our day in Bethlehem includes visits to the Church of the Nativity, the Milk Grotto, the old market, a tour of the separation wall, and Solomon’s Pools After this … Continue reading →

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