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Manger Square, Bethlehem
274-9844
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting Cultural Experience

When we arrived the Muslim call to prayer was starting - what an amazing way to enter the square. It's a really cool mix of cultures. Very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Alezenz
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Would have thought this would be a highlight of our Israel tour, but it really just seemed like any other town square, with a great historic church .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

When we arrived the Muslim call to prayer was starting - what an amazing way to enter the square. It's a really cool mix of cultures. Very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Passed through Bethlehem twice on our West Bank travels and lunched both days at The Square Restaurant on the square across from the Church of the Nativity. Good food, with generous portions and reasonable price; this was with a group tour with Green Olive Tours.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful spot well worth a look round, really interesting to see the church one side and the mosque the other side

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We enjoyed the souvenir shops, had coffee at a place right on the square (that had wi-fi) and had dinner at the Peace place, whatever that was called! We enjoyed our afternoon and evening in Manger square.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It's good to sit and 'People watch' though they could do with some more seats in the Square. The shops around the square are quite expensive, especially the restaurants, so try the Arabic coffee from the man with a brass coffee pot. He serves from a square stone quite near the Mosque...and it's only 1 shekel for a paper cup.

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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Nice to see the square with a huge christmas tree in it just before christmas, it must be wonderful to be there for the festivities.

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Essex uk and Jordan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

manger square and all you think it should be is not at all. Sadly now used as a great big car park and very disappointing, so sad

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A large church under restoration leading to the entrance to the stable which was down a semicircle steps leading to a narrow doorway I think this entrance could have been better organised

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Square is not so crowded, but there are still Christians there excited about Christmas and there was a fabulous Ethiopian choir performing for a crowd of rapt admirers from around the world. I was disappointed that the post office was closed. They had a special multicolored stamp they were doing on postcards until midnight on Dec. 24, but it... More 

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  • Address: Manger Square, Bethlehem
  • Location: Middle East  >  Palestinian Territories  >  West Bank  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: 274-9844

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