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Top Christian Sites to See in the Holy Land

Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth

Bethlehem is known to Christians throughout the world as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth. Bethlehem is actually home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, even if the number is reduced.

A must-see place to look is the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the most important Christian sites in the world and probably one of the oldest operating churches in the world. You can browse  to know more about the  best christian tours of Israel.

Exact site of Jesus’ birth in an underground cave beneath the church, marked by a 14 pointed star set in the ground.

If you hit the peak of the holiday season, you might just get overwhelmed by the intensity and passion of some Christian pilgrims as they knelt to get a little closer to the magic star.

A little known fact about Bethlehem: a major stake for all three major religions – as well as the creatures that may have Christian site of the most important in Israel, Muslims believe Bethlehem is a prayer of the main stops on the way of the Prophet Mohammed to Jerusalem.

Bethlehem is quite easy to get as a tourist, especially if you get hooked up with a tour agency. You always can go there alone, but the security of checkpoints between Jerusalem and Bethlehem (some 5.5 miles separating the two) do not make it an easy choice.