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Address: Manger Square, Bethlehem
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Built over the Grotto of the Nativity by Constantine in 325 A.D., destroyed...

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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great church

this was a life experience for me because jesus was born here and i always wanted to come to bethlehem

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this was a life experience for me because jesus was born here and i always wanted to come to bethlehem

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The modest entry-way into this gorgeous church (currently being renovated) seems so appropriate for the birthplace of Jesus. The location of the manger is downstairs to the right of the main altar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You will go as any good Christian would. Very interesting...and we were very comfortable in Bethlehem...enjoyed the Manger...my idea in my head before we went was so off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great church and not many people.renovations going threw out the church .saint catherine very nice to se

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the church is great ,but so much renovations and i cant see all as I pay so much to come here .overall worth going .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is an air of wonder as you walk into this historical place. Baby Jesus was born here! It's a life-time pilgrimage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During my stay in Ararat hotel, i visited the Church of Nativity. It was very interesting to see where my Savior was born. It was great to be there. It was historic visit for me. I thank God for the privilege and i'm looking forward to visiting th Manger Square once again in Jesus name. AMEN.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

its an amazing church u can ever visit .especially the cave where jesus was born .iu feel like you are in your home

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a beautiful experience and a great monument to visit the birth place of our Lord Jesus. Spent time in pray and worship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The birth spot of Jesus! No wonder you are a catholic, Protestant or Greek Orthodox, you need to visit this church. The outlook is completely different from other churches. It looks like a fortress than a church. It was built in the 4th century, could be it looked very splendid at that times. Inside is under renovation, some pictures on... More 

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