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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Manger Square, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the birthplace of Jesus Christ! It took a while to file in through a long line, but it was worth it. There have been many changes over the centuries but this is still The Place.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Church of Nativity in Bethlehem tells the story of the birth of Jesus. The first church on the birthplace of Jesus was built in the 4th century. It has been destroyed and rebuilt several times, but what we see today is a remarkable church...More

Thank Lars M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the place where Jesus was supposedly born! Do you I need to say anything else? It's worth a visit even if you're not religious. The church is old and beautiful. The PA has done a great job of keeping the area clean and...More

Thank Franktanks
Reviewed 5 days ago

Never imagined in my life time that I would get to see the birthplace of Christ.Its indeed an experience of a lifetime!!

Thank Padmini15
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting to see and be part of a mixing of cultures coming to visit Jesus birthplace. The simplicity of the caves on one hand and the overwhelmed decoration of the church in the other, is a big contrast.

1  Thank Altamuro
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked to the Church of the Nativity from the Alexander Hotel via Star street. Great flavor of the old town along the way. Several denominations enshrine the cave where Christ was born. Amazing history in this place.

Thank hzgt9b
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I dreamt of touching the place where He was born. This place is in the West Bank, Palestine. I do not know what to feel here. You need a guide to visit if you are visiting for the first time. Luckily we...More

Thank Deslock485
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's under reinvention, so the place is just a mess at the moment. Beyond that, it's clear that this was something done after the fact. We have no real evidence this is where Jesus was born, but if you are one of the 'faithful,' I'm...More

Thank McG_Road_Warrior
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to visit if you have the time. Lots of history in it. The tour guide was able to give us a lot of information on that history behind it.

Thank Tresleches
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique just to cross the check point. I recommend to visit with a professional guide. The nativity church is worth to visit and grotto milk also 5 min away by walk.

Thank TonyTiger19
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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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Response from Dr.Sylvia | Reviewed this property |
I was wearing a skirt... I always suggest long pants for men and long skirts for women... both covering shoulders and preferably long sleeves... why? Because this way you can enter any place and still be respectful of any... More