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The Church of St. Catherine

Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For pilgrims the church feels like the best place to calm down and pray. The church is usually full with locals attending masses which make the place a special one.

Thank Ghadeer N
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is the other side of the church of nativity but both are VASTLY different. This church is beautiful inside and below. The courtyard is also well done.

Thank EvaLady
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This Catholic Church is part of Sanctuary Bethlehem, located in the northern part adjacent to the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. From this church you can entrance to the north part of the Grotto of the Nativity, Cave of St. Jerome.

Thank Zoltan K
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Peaceful place somewhat ruined by the noise of large disrespectful tourists shepherded by money grabbing tour companies that have zero respect for the Church or other visitors. It's a place for reflection and prayer.....not taking selfies!

Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Must visit ! Beautiful church of st Catherine where Christmas mass takes place on the 24th evening of each year Make sure to visit st Jospeh and jerome located to the right of the church you go downstairs to see where the Bible was translated...More

Thank Leodaniel2017
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

So many famous places to see it sets your head a spinning- be prepared for crowds and being in a small space - this church is more modern so less issues

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This was our Arab Christian guide's parish so she showed it to us lovingly and with attention to the detail. The Church of St. Catherine is naturally overshadowed by the importance of the Basilica of the Nativity but it is an interesting temple by itself....More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I was able to get a ticket to the Midnight Mass at Christmas 2014. Tickets need to be obtained well in advance, and one needs to get to the church a couple of hours early. The Nativity Church is next door but cannot accommodate the...More

Thank Em H
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A Church located adjacent to the Church of Nativity. Managed to go in for a very brief glimpse before being kicked out at 5pm. Apparently this Church is famous for holding Mass on Christmas Eve. Aside from this, looked like an average Church with rows...More

Thank Minna M
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This is a nice Church tied to the Church of the nativity. Other than the history of the church there was nothing special about the church.

Thank Leo M
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Monica S
Has anyone been to the midnight mass at the Church of St. Catherine's? How early should we get there to have a seat? Are tickets for the mass free, and if not, where should I go to get tickets?
28 September 2015|
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Response from Tampa_Turtle | Reviewed this property |
I assume you mean Christmas Eve Mass? The church itself is not very large. I do know they put screens in the square outside. Are you planning to stay in Bethlehem?