Milk Grotto
Milk Grotto
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Milk Grotto is next door to Blessings Gift Shop and the Olive Wood Factory which we highly recommended to visit after the Milk Grotto Church for your Shopping . Holy Family found refuge during the Massacre of the Innocents, before they could flee to Egypt. A "drop of milk" of the Virgin Mary fell on the floor of the cave and changed its color to white.Milk Powder $2 per packet .Must See
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Daniel L
Apex, NC635 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Sure it's not very expansive, but it is one of the few places around here that isn't packed to the brim. Relaxing little place with a nice story that's worth seeing.
Written 4 December 2023
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Brenda S
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We view this location after visiting manger square and the cave where Jesus was born. The Milk grotto is a much calmer place and allows personal space to contemplate the historical events and the meaning of them for a Christian life. I did find the behaviour of some a bit ridiculous though: scraping off the modern plaster of the cave as if it had some magical properties. A large display of babies were on display in the Friary next door which was heart warming but as per usual there was no display of the wonderful things done by women for whom God had a plan other than motherhood. Just saying it's time the silence was addressed.
Written 5 April 2023
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jeneuser
Danbury, CT18 contributions
Nov 2022
We visited the Milk Grotto in Bethlehem. The site kind of interesting. What was really interesting is that it is in the Palestinian Territory. Our guide was Palestinian. You pass through a secure wall with armed guards to get into the city. Pickup your guide, do the tour and leave him at the gate. As a Palestinian he can NOT leave. See the grotto, experience the vibe and the oppression. It was definitely an education and an eye opener.
Written 3 December 2022
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Andy F
Quincy, IL360 contributions
Aug 2022
Wow, what a great little Church so beautiful and well kept. We are so please we got to visit this site.
Written 17 September 2022
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Regis F
38 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Catholic church inside a cave / grotto, not far from the Church of the Nativity. Supposedly hosted Mary while she was breastfeeding the baby Jesus. Not a must-do, but a why-not.
Written 19 August 2022
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smvNYC
New York City, NY335 contributions
Jun 2022
A short stop for us, yet a nice place to visit for few minutes as part of the Bethlehem itinerary. Could skip if in a time crunch.
Written 8 August 2022
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Lucie M
9 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We were lucky, because during our visit, we were the only one in the whole grotto and church. So we really enjoyed its calm atmosphere, sat for a while and had time to go through in our own pace.

There is no entry fee. I recommend to go through the whole place, even the chappel with ever-present sister and moderní church.

Near the church there is terrace with panorama view over the city. But you go up through the souvenir shop & oh men, they will try to sell you everything. This I don’t recommend - there are other normal viewpoints in the city.
Written 6 July 2022
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Palestine tours
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories17 contributions
Mar 2022 • Business
The church of milk grotto stands in Bethlehem near Nativity church, is the place where Mary and Joseph stopped before fleeing to Egypt
.. Meeting tourists at bus station 231 in Bethlehem and then go in my private car to visit the area
Written 6 April 2022
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Shareef Jibreen Palestine guide
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories54 contributions
Mar 2022 • Business
Milk grotto church is the place where Joseph and Mary stopped before fleeing to Egypt..why they called it like that? Easy visit.. Meeting you in 231 bus station in Bethlehem, i take you to visit in my car with interesting stories and facts about the site and the old city of Bethlehem
Written 29 March 2022
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B T
London, UK1,194 contributions
Mar 2022
It's just a bit of a cave/grotto with a newer modern church built on the side. The grotto was quite small and I was disappointed because it is not really that white or milky, it is grey like a normal cave
Written 17 March 2022
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