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Shepherd's Sanctuary: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The top of the site has a small, but not very old chapel. But the real attraction is just a bit down the hill under it. The area is full of limestone caves. It is a good example of where shepherds would shelter a flock...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a very nice church  and grounds on the spot where supposedly the shepards first heard of Christ's birth. There is a round area in the church for easy visiting of the various alters and murals - all very nicely done. Benches along the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Joe1234665
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chapel is pretty cool and the grounds afford some nice views into the Israeli settlement to the north

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is little to see here. the church is part of an architectural series by an Italian architect who did many churches in Jerusalem and surrounding New Testament sites.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the place with fellow pilgrims and our priest companion celebrated mass with us at the Chapel 2. The place was serene and I felt the angels are still there, blessing the place and the people who come and visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ladyartemisia
Reviewed 18 September 2019

A tranquil spot above what would have been the Shepherd's fields during the time of Jesus. The church is very unassuming from the exterior but once inside it is so lovely and you want to take your time looking at the art work that so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

This place gave me goosebumps especially when we sung some Christmas song. The acoustics were great. I love this place, the paintings inside.. the garden. Everything.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank profleemajors
Reviewed 8 August 2019

I have traveled here often. It is a church in the Shepherd's Fields. Beautiful building with some amazing paintings depicting the life of Jesus Christ. Under the main building, there is a cave. Perhaps where the shepherds kept their sheep. It is a short walk...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank daylebread
Reviewed 31 July 2019

this is a great place to sit back and reflect. if you are in Bethlehem you are taking in a lot of history and bringing the Bible to life. This is a great place to overlook the fields and reflect on everything you have encountered.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rob f
Reviewed 16 June 2019

As much as I was disappointed in my experience at the Church of the Nativity, I was equally surprised by how much I loved Shepherd's Field. This was far more spiritually moving and was, literally, a breath of fresh air, as there were constant breezes...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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