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$20 fee to skip The Line With Guide for whole group.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...more
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No visit to the west bank is complete unless you visit here. We were on a tour from Jerusalem so had to change busses several times to get to Bethlehem and Jericho. It was very crowded and the line to see the birthplace was very...More
This church, one of the oldest in the world, was built by Constantine the Great in the fourth century, rebuilt using much of the original materials by Justinian in the sixth century, and rebuilt again incorporating much of the originals by the Crusaders in the...More
The site was beautiful altogether! The priests were really nice and provided explanations for everything that we asked. It was full of tourists singing their Christian songs and provided a plus of spirituality.
Don’t let a trip to the West Bank deter you from making this trip. It was just like walking through the Bible. I felt incredibly safe and never did I feel uneasy. The church is beautiful. The crowd is massive. The line moved fairly well...More
I'm using this space to describe a self-organised day trip because I can't find anywhere else on TripAdvisor to explain what we did & which may be useful to other people.
We visit Israel regularly to see family but haven't 'done' Bethlehem. We felt it...More
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I would highly recommend that you reach out to Michael Jackaman Tours in Bethlehem, to arrange a tour. He knows all of the ins and outs, timing, best time to get to the church, where to take you, how to try to avoid the... More
I would highly recommend that you reach out to Michael Jackaman Tours in Bethlehem, to arrange a tour. He knows all of the ins and outs, timing, best time to get to the church, where to take you, how to try to avoid the queues. He is a Christian Palestinian, and his brother is one of the priests in the church. You won’t be disappointed.