Top Religious Sites to visit

Top Religious Sites to visit

Bethlehem is famous for being the place of Jesus Christ's birth and has been celebrated in Christmas carols and hymns through the centuries, but the bustle of the modern city can be a surprise for some visitors.

THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY

THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY

The Salvation history starts here; in the humble Grotto, 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ was born.

THE MILK GROTTO

THE MILK GROTTO

The Church is dated to 1872 and is under the custody of the Franciscans. It is built on previous churches from the fifth century Byzantine and Crusader periods.

THE CATHOLIC SHEPHERDS’ FIELD

THE CATHOLIC SHEPHERDS’ FIELD

While the humble shepherds were grazing their flocks of sheep at that moment,

MAR SABA MONASTERY

MAR SABA MONASTERY

This Church was dedicated to St. Nicholas and established in 491 AD. The Lord has revealed this Church to St. Saba while still living with his disciples in the caves.

ST. THEODOSIUS MONASTERY

ST. THEODOSIUS MONASTERY

The Monastery reached its golden age between the fifth and seventh centuries, where it used to contain four churches.

VIRGIN MARY'S WELL

VIRGIN MARY'S WELL

built by the Prophet Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham, when he lived for a while in Beit Sahour,

ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH

ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH

Was built over the Grotto, which is believed to be the place where St. Nicholas spent a part of his life as a hermit

ST. GEORGE MONASTERY

ST. GEORGE MONASTERY

The present Church was built in 1912 over the ruins of the 16th century Chapel of which little has survived.

THE CONVENT OF THE HORTUS CONCLUSUS | SEALED GARDEN

THE CONVENT OF THE HORTUS CONCLUSUS | SEALED GARDEN

It was built by engineers from Bethlehem’s Morcos family in 1901, at the request of Mgr.

THE CREMISAN MONASTERY & WINERY

THE CREMISAN MONASTERY & WINERY

The Cremisan cellars have been in operation since the establishment of the Cremisan Monastery in the 19th century

MAR ELIAS MONASTERY

MAR ELIAS MONASTERY

The Monastery was first built in the Byzantine period, but it was then named after Saint Anastasius.

CONVENT OF THE BENEDICTINE NUNS OF EMMANUEL

CONVENT OF THE BENEDICTINE NUNS OF EMMANUEL

The congregation of the Benedictine Nuns was established in Medea, Algeria, in 1945.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA CHURCH

OUR LADY OF FATIMA CHURCH

The Church, located near the Shepherds’ Field, was founded by the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem in 1859

OUR LADY OF THE ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH

OUR LADY OF THE ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH

The Latin Patriarchate School was the first school that opened in the town in 1854.

RACHEL'S TOMBS & THE MOSQUE OF BILAL BIN RABAH

RACHEL'S TOMBS & THE MOSQUE OF BILAL BIN RABAH

Rachel’s Tomb, which is also home to the Mosque of Bilal Bin Rabah, is acclaimed as the burial place of the matriarch Rachel

SALESIAN CONVENT & CHURCH

SALESIAN CONVENT & CHURCH

The Salesians of Don Bosco came to Bethlehem in 1891 after a call from Fr. Antonio Belloni

CARMELITE CONVENT & SACRED HEART FATHERS MONASTERY

CARMELITE CONVENT & SACRED HEART FATHERS MONASTERY

On August 20, 1875, ten Carmelite Sisters left their Convent in Pau, France, and traveled to Bethlehem,

THE CHURCH OF ST. CATHERINE

THE CHURCH OF ST. CATHERINE

In 1347, the Chapel was dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria and constructed in a modern Gothic theme


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