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“The oldest operating chirch on Earth”

Church of the Nativity
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Small Group Bethlehem Old Quarter Walking Tour
Ranked #8 of 35 things to do in Bethlehem
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: $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 Land that is still in use.$20 fee to skip The Line With Guide for whole group
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Church of Nativity has just recently regained its ancient beauty. The restaurations which have continued for the last few years, are closed to finish. But already today the church stands again in its Bysantian glory, with fascinating VI Century mosaics

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

this place is so amazing. yes it's crowded. but worth every minute. the history of his building is so neat. it's been through many changes. there are services or mass that takes place here still, so you may have to wait to go inside until after the service is over. the area to go to the nativity is a narrow, steep set of stairs. the place jesus was born is beautifully decorated and so is the site where the manger was. you enter the other side up a small steep set of stairs. but it's so wonderful to be there. i'm so glad i got to see it.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Our expectations were not so high but the spirit and the history what you have in this church was amazing! You are getting your moment

1  Thank Christoph A
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

But it doesn’t move till after 10am! The star is marked by both Armenian and other Christians denominations (esp Greek Orthodox and Catholic)

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This the oldest operating church in the world, and survives by the hard work of those who attend. We were lucky enough to have a Franciscan friar accompany our group, and conduct mass within. The church's history and importance to Christianity, make it a must see.

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