Bethlehem (from Hebrew: “House of Bread”), is a historical site in the Judean mountains, famed for being the hometown of King David, as well as the birth place of Jesus of Nazareth.
Since 1995 Bethlehem is governed by the Palestinian Authority, and since 2000 Israelis are forbidden to visit the city.
Bethlehem (/ˈ b ɛ θ l ɪ h ɛ m / ; Arabic: بيت لحم Bayta Laḥm , “House of Meat”; Hebrew: בֵּית לֶחֶם Bet Leḥem , Hebrew pronunciation: [bet ˈleχem], “House of Bread”; Ancient Greek: Βηθλεέμ Greek pronunciation: Latin: [bɛːtʰle.ém]; Bethleem; initially named after Canaanite fertility god Lehem ) is a city located in the central West Bank, Palestine, about 10 km (6.2 miles) south of Jerusalem.
|Bethlehem on Tripadvisor|
Points of Interest in the Area
|Church of Nativity|
|Day tour of Jerusalem|
Book a Private Tour to Bethelem
Bethlehem is in the West Bank, near Jerusalem, and takes about 2-3 hours to explore.
Since I only offer full day tours, and cannot take you personally into Bethlehem, I recommend to contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of Jerusalem, that will also include a visit to Bethlehem with a Palestinian guide.