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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Manger Square, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
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"under renovation"
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"jesus christ"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The area to go to the nativity is a narrow, steep set of stairs. the place Jesus was born is beautifully decorated .The church has gone many changes over the period of time but it looks magnificent.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a greek orthodox visiting this holy place was a dream come true. A truly mind blowing experience, I'm grateful.

Thank Eleni K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Church of Nativity has just recently regained its ancient beauty. The restaurations which have continued for the last few years, are closed to finish. But already today the church stands again in its Bysantian glory, with fascinating VI Century mosaics

Thank Levi Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is so amazing. yes it's crowded. but worth every minute. the history of his building is so neat. it's been through many changes. there are services or mass that takes place here still, so you may have to wait to go inside until...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our expectations were not so high but the spirit and the history what you have in this church was amazing! You are getting your moment 😊

Thank Christoph A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

But it doesn’t move till after 10am! The star is marked by both Armenian and other Christians denominations (esp Greek Orthodox and Catholic)

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This the oldest operating church in the world, and survives by the hard work of those who attend. We were lucky enough to have a Franciscan friar accompany our group, and conduct mass within. The church's history and importance to Christianity, make it a must...More

Thank Denny S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to Bethlehem as part of a tour organized tour. We had to take our passports along as Israelis aren't allowed in this area. The church of Nativity was a nice experience as we could see the exact place where Jesus was born. While...More

1  Thank Voyager_Nineteen71
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the que is long but it is worth the wait to see what is believed to be the birthplace and manger of Jesus.

Thank Orchid Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite you believe in God or not (I don't...) this is a place where you feel a strange sensation...the history come in front of you with all its strong power, it surrounds you and bring you in a particular level of deep involvement.

Thank Marco U
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Melisa C
February 3, 2018|
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Response from endis | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no problems, however the columns are under repair and the main nave is covered with construction.
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Foncho11
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Zoltan K | Reviewed this property |
You can do this attraction also alone without any guide.
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