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Excursion «Shrines of Bethlehem»

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Shrines of Bethlehem

Bethlehem is the second most important place after Jerusalem for Christians around the world. Bethlehem is one of the oldest inhabited places in the world, it is now located on the territory of the Palestinian Autonomy. 

The Church of the Nativity, also Basilica of the Nativity, is a basilica located in Bethlehem.The grotto it contains holds a prominent religious significance to Christians of various denominations as the birthplace of Jesus. The grotto is the oldest site continuously worshipped in Christianity, and the basilica is the oldest major church in the Holy Land. As important as shrine of the Church of the Nativity of Christ is the unique icon of the Smiling Saint Mary.

Near the Church of the Nativity is located the Milk Grotto. 

Further you pass on the border Bethlehem and Shepherds Field (Beit Sahour). The last stop of our tour is The St.Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which is located in Beit Jala. 

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Современный Вифлеем находится на территории палестинской автономии. Основное население составляют арабы-мусульмане и небольшая часть арабов-христиан. Основной доход Вифлеему приносит поток туристов. В этот город съезжаются христианские паломники со всего света. Именно здесь родился Иисус Христос. Каждое Рождество в Вифлееме проводятся рождественские мессы,  которые транслируют по всему миру. Главная святыня города – серебряная звезда в пещере храма Рождества Христова, которой отмечено место, где появился на свет Иисус. В этом храме есть чудотворная икона улыбающейся Божьей Матери, пещера Избиенных младенцев.

 

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Уже с VII в. в Западной Европе капли «молока Богородицы» почитались как реликвии. Это частички пористого белого камня, которые находили в пещере в Вифлееме, где по преданию, Святое семейство какое-то время (около 40 дней) спасалось от воинов царя Ирода.

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Собор св. Георгия — англиканский кафедральный собор в Восточном Иерусалиме, построен в 1899 г. и освящён в честь св. Георгия, небесного покровителя Англии.

Собор св. Георгия выполнен в новоготическом стиле, как лондонский парламент.
В соборе св. Георгия обращают на себя внимание стеклянные витражи с сюжетами из жизни Иоанна Крестителя.
Достопримечательностями собора св. Георгия являются капелла в честь Архангела Михаила, готические арки и украшенный резьбой по дереву орган.

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The underground temple in the name of St. George the Victorious and the temple in honor of the Virgin Mary Cathedral are located near the Palestinian town of Beit Sakhur in a small valley with olive trees, some of which are older than 2000 years.

This place is also known as the Shepherds’ Field, where the Angel announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds awake in the field.

 

In the cave where the announcement of the Angels took place, three shepherds, eyewitnesses of the event, wished to be buried at the place where they were honored to see the Glory of the Lord.

Cancellation policy: cancellation less than 2 days before departure – 100% payment of entire booking, change less than 2 days before departure – 50% additional payment of entire booking.

Important:

  • Tourists should arrive at the landing site 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
  • Those who are late or failed to arrive for a tour will not be refunded.
  • The company is not responsible for lost items.
  • It is tourist’s responsibility for an individual insurance policy.
  • Tourists may have to wait 30 minutes for a bus.
  • Minor route changes are possible.
  • The company reserves the right to change the time of departure for a tour, notifying the tourist of this a day before.
  • No indication of seats in the bus. Boarding and deboarding is carried out only in designated places.
  • Visiting holy places is allowed only in modest clothes (shoulders and knees should be covered).
  • Attention! Officially, entry into the Palestinian Authority is prohibited to Israeli citizens. According to the status quo, tourists visiting the PA in the composition of tourist groups, as a rule, do not verify citizenship.
  • Physical load: 3/5


We recommend: to take drinking water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable shoes.

The following is not included in the trip cost and should be paid on-site: food.

  • adult from 150₪
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