Bethlehem

Little town Bethlehem
Little town Bethlehem

Bethlehem, is located at about 9km south of Jerusalem and is celebrated by billions of Christians all over the world as the birthplace of Jesus Christ. In Bethlehem, Mary gave birth to Jesus in a cave normally used for animals. Here the local shepherds came to worship the baby, and here the Three Wise Men from the east came to pay homage and present their gifts. Map. Click here for city maps.

Church of the Nativity Bethlehem
Church of the Nativity Bethlehem

Thousand years before the birth of Christ, Bethlehem was the birthplace of David, Israel’s second king. Here David was anointed as king by the prophet Samuel after being brought in from tending his father’s sheep.

Church of the Nativity Bethlehem Grotto
Church of the Nativity Bethlehem Grotto

When you visit the city, you will see that the majority of the residents are Arabs and Muslims. It’s population and visitors to this city is a mixture various cultures and the people who are Christians, Bedouin, Arabs, Muslims, tourists and even Jews.

Shepherd's Fields near Bethlehem
Shepherd’s Fields near Bethlehem

In and around Bethlehem, you can visit the following places:

  1. Church of the Nativity
  2. Grotto of the Nativity
  3. St Jerome’s Cave
  4. Church of St Catherine of Alexandria
  5. Milk Grotto
  6. Shepherds’ Field
  7. Tomb of Rachel
  8. Field of Boaz
  9. Herodium
  10. Herod’s Tomb

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