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.

ATTRACTIONS

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 →

BETHLEHEM ACCOMMODATION

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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.

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