Bethlehem Church of Nativity courtyard

Bethlehem is a Palestinian city approximately 8 kilometers south of Jerusalem. The city is a hub of Palestinian culture and tourism in the country.

Bethlehem is known around the world as the birthplace of Jesus Christ. It is inhabited by one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. The city has been a major destination for Christian pilgrimage since the construction of the Church of the Nativity in the 4th century AD.
However, spending time in Bethlehem does not only mean a visit in the Church of the Nativity. The city has a great number of interesting attractions and landmarks. Here you can admire the beauty of many significant monasteries and their natural surroundings. You can spend some of your time shopping in the finest gift shops for items made of gold, silver, olive wood, or mother of pearl as well as handmade soap, traditional embroidery and more!

Why not enjoy your time in some of the traditional restaurants or coffee shops and experience the hospitality of Bethlehemites? Bethlehem, the city with the great history, is as well a hub of modern cultural events and activities.

 

 

 

Cities of the Holy Land