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Church of the Nativity
- Church of the Nativity
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- Palestinian Territory
- Ancient Rome
- 100BC - 1BC
- Church of the Annunciation - Nazareth, Church of the Holy Sepulchre,
Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, The Coenaculum - Jerusalem,
about Church of the Nativity
The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest Christian churches in existence and is believed to be located on the site where Jesus Christ was born.
The first church on this site is thought to have been built by Roman Emperor Constantine and his mother St. Helena in 326 AD. Whilst some of the flooring of this original church survives, the present structure of the Church of the Nativity dates to 530 AD and was built by the Emperor Justinian.
Christian pilgrims flock to the Church of the Nativity to see the silver star that marks the site on which Christ is believed to have been born.
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Address: Manger, Bethelehem, Israel
Phone: Contact local tourist office
Located in the town of Bethlehem, approx 7km south of the centre of Jerusalem off Derech Hevron.
Open daily (Grotto closed on Sundays). Entry is free.
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