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Milk Grotto

Close to Manger Square, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
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Close to Manger Square, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No crowds and very pleasing church . Recommended for a visit, cave with white walls, beautiful. According to the stories, you can regain (improve) fertility there, believe what you may but it is beautiful and very peaceful.

Thank Costin T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is not under construction and provides some interesting insights. We visited with a pilgrimage group and I am glad I saw it.

Thank irenebadams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in Bethlehem, West Bank. Beautiful chapel. This is the place where Mary nursed Jesus. A must if you are in Bethlehem

Thank christychristy1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tradition has it that Mary nursed Jesus here early in their stay in Bethlehem. Tradition also says a few drops of milk dropped on the ground turning all the stones white. White stones from grotto were sent to churches around the world in the past....More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The legend says that Mary while breastfeeding little Jesus dropped some drops of milk on the floor and the rock turned white. It's a beautiful place, smaller then the Nativity Church and the hords of pilgrims rushing through the Holy Land seem to forget this...More

Thank Nora1291
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grotto . Serene and quiet for peaceful prayer. Said to be where the angel appeared to Joseph to leave for Egypt .

Thank rxqueen7
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Near the Church of Nativity,. Go through narrow lanes to reach there. Nothing much to see except the white rock and small packets of milk powder sold at an exorbitant rate of 2 dollars

Thank win_noronha
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The place where mother Mary had given to baby Jesus. It's the most holy place for the woman who is expecting pregnancy

Thank Methmal
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Not far from Manger Square, in fact a couple of blocks from there, you will reach this other sanctuary of the Christianity, is the Milk Grotto, the place where Jesus received milk from the Virgin Mary, the place is very quiet and gives an atmosphere...More

Thank Temper43
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited quite early and it was so calm, quiet & peaceful. A must visit and spend a little time in prayer & peace. Beautiful

Thank PeterDe56
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