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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.

shepherds fieldsSince 1995 Bethlehem is governed by the Palestinian Authority, and since 2000 Israelis are forbidden to visit the city.

Bethlehem’s ecnomy is mostly tourist-driven, as it has several important Holy Christian sites – the Church of Nativity   and Cave of Saint Jerome , The Milk Grotto , and the Shepherds’ Field .

Near Bethlehem are Rachel’s Tomb  and Herodium  .

My Friends, Sergio and Rhoda, Presenting Bethlehem


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[3] ) is a city located in the central West Bank, Palestine, about 10 km (6.2 miles) south of Jerusalem.

tripadvisor Bethlehem on Tripadvisor

Points of Interest in the Area

star of bethlehem Church of Nativity
 shepherds fields Shepherds’ Field
rachels tomb Rachel’s Tomb
Jerusalem private tour 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.