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Church of the Nativity

| Manger Square, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
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Built over the Grotto of the Nativity by Constantine in 325 A.D., destroyed and rebuilt in the 6th century and renovated in the 11th century by the crusaders, this is the oldest Church in the Holy Land that is still in use.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Manger Square, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The church is one of the most impressive Christian places for all brands of religion. It is very, very old. The mosaics are magnificent, the iconostasis wonderful, but it is mostly what is imagined that makes the difference. How much of what ones sees is...More

Thank eddebruin
Reviewed 5 days ago

The church was under construction & hard to get the full view of the outside, and partially inside, but if you are a true believer, all these obstruction will vanish with the sacred feeling of this place where baby Jesus was born, you can feel...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third time visiting the Birthplace of Jesus Christ! OHHHHH, every time is becoming more and more intense. I must tell you, the presence of God inside the Church is overwhelming. What you experience is sooooo emotional, remember for some of us traveled...More

Thank Sharron1116
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great pleasure to visit the site where the Lord Jesus was born once again. It is a remembrance of the choice He made to save the world. We must not let the opportunity pass us bye. His coming must not be in...More

2  Thank PastorSOJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

most Holy Place, Jesus Christ Birth Place !!! Thanks God we were there . We hope to be peace , shalom, salam

Thank Mircea I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is indeed kept in a very good way, suitable for silent prayers. Nicely maintained. Love to visit there again whenever I can.

Thank Ishara F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Holy area is where it is supposed to be where Jesus was born by the Virgin Mary. A religious stop for Christian on the Foot Steps of Jesus walk. A part of the Christian history of the Bible opening up. A must see place...More

Thank 145elite123145
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t explain in words the emotion of this place, which you can read everywhere. I can gave you a tip, to skip the long line to touch the star where Jesus was born. You have to talk to local guides , which are located...More

Thank Javier M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Church of the Nativity, is very busy , and under renovations in november 2017, but this place can not be missed.

Thank Costin T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First things first: this is an essential place to visit, for anyone interested in history and the religions of the world. Our guide was enthusiastic and informative, and even though the church was undergoing maintenance, the anticipation was quite something for seeing the cave and...More

Thank barrera
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27 June 2017|
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Response from Zoltan K | Reviewed this property |
You can do this attraction also alone without any guide.
2 May 2017|
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Response from Dr.Sylvia | Reviewed this property |
I was wearing a skirt... I always suggest long pants for men and long skirts for women... both covering shoulders and preferably long sleeves... why? Because this way you can enter any place and still be respectful of any... More