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Church of the Nativity

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Address: Manger Square, Bethlehem
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Description: Built over the Grotto of the Nativity by Constantine in 325 A.D...
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.
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This is the Church built to commemorate the birth of Christ. I felt even more that Christ is real and was born in our midst. The ground floor has a nice altar and even the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The church itself is being restored currently so lots of scaffolding etc which unfortunately took away the feel of history that I had in other churches in Jerusalem. Bethlehem has this church which when restored will be stunning. This has the star of where Jesus was born and also had different regions praying at different times of the day. They... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is the Church built to commemorate the birth of Christ. I felt even more that Christ is real and was born in our midst. The ground floor has a nice altar and even the flooring has a nice design. It is covered though for preservation. Do not miss one of the pillar that has 5 holes on it formed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Church of the Nativity is one of my favorites, Plus it's FREE! I love it and once the reconstruction is done it will be incredible. You need to see star street as well, do not go by tour bus from Jerusalem you need more time here.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I have to admit in the beginning I had mixed feelings about this place, as there is so much poverty around, the people are desperate to make a living so can be rather pushy in trying to sell you stuff outside or lead you on tours inside. That said, don't be put off by that you must go. Warning you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The fact that this church is the Holy place for all Christians make sense . The place with history..! Hope to visit again

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

You must go it brings the bible to life. It is wonderful to feel that this is where Jesus walked. You really feel part of it all.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A number of churches share the site traditionally identified with the birth of Jesus Christ in a manger. There are many layers of history and it worthwhile exploring the many dimensions of this site. In the main entry hall, you can see the original Byzantine mosaics some 75cm below the current wooden floor. Aside from the chapel commemorating the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

In comparison with the other significant churches in the Holy Land, this one is remarkably different. All the other ones were destroyed and built again and again... this one lasted and you can feel it... it is very, very old... you can feel it in every inch of the interior. That is why that the atmosphere is so much different... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was another awesome Holy Land site and experience, where you can touch the rock reportedly at the site of Jesus' birth. The church itself is very old and has been well-preserved, especially the Roman mosaic floor and painted columns.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

So much of Israel and its areas are always a little differently told to you by the religion you are part of. What is the same is the architecture and what it stands for ,when you look and think about where you are use your imagination. TV has depicted the garb of the people from Jesus time, being in Bethlehem... More 

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