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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located under the Church of St. Catherine a Roman Catholic and the Church of the Nativity in a cave is the place believed where Jerome translated God's word into Latin. The entrance is down the side of the sanctuary of the Catholic Church. There are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank daylebread
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem make sure to also stop at this grotto. It is located below the church.We were with a tour group and our guide had been here before so he knew how to access it so you may...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

St Jerome spent close to 30 years translating Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek to Latin. His grotto was very humbling.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 July 2019

you get an excellent sense of the history of translating the bible when you learn about St Jerome and his work. visiting the site brings it all to life, especially with an experienced guide

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ClementHill
Reviewed 9 April 2019

Might not be the exact spot, but has the atmosphere. Just next to Church of Nativity. Free I think. Has passageways into other areas.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 3 March 2019

Well worth a visit. These places in Bethlehem are all very special. Busy, as are all the Churches in the area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wendygillw
Reviewed 21 February 2019

Part of the complex of caves including where Jesus was born, where Jerome lived and was buried and an altar to the Innocents who were massacred.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

This cave is part of the big complex when you go to the Church of Nativity and Church of St Catherine. I am glad we discovered it by chance.So don't be afraid to look around, explore what looks like small rooms or passages. Through that,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jenstockholm
Reviewed 4 October 2018

In the courtyard next to the Church of the Nativity and Church of St. Catherine is a statue of St. Jerome who translated the Bible. Stairs lead down into a cave area where St. Jerome lived and worked. There is a beautiful stained glass lamp...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Unexpected second top site from my five-day whirlwind bus tour ... not even on our itinerary. Stumbled upon by accident when I saw statue of Jerome in courtyard. Unadorned, simple, and of so worth a visit down the stairwell inside the church.

Date of experience: November 2017
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There is no fee associated with this site. Although you don’t need a guide to tour this Church, at least read up on it beforehand so you’ll be informed when you go in. Everything around you with guides and tours will be fast... More
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