No better time to take a virtual visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem than the day before Christmas! UNESCO inscribed this church on the World Heritage List in 2012. The church, originally octagonal, was built in 327 AD by Constantine and his mother Helena over the traditional location of the cave of Jesus’ birth. (Luke 2:7; Matthew 1:18). Merry Christmas!
Hours: Summer: 6:30 AM-noon, 2-7:30 PM daily; winter: 5:30 AM-noon, 2-5 PM daily.
Grottoes closed to tourists Sunday mornings.
Be sure to view the 3D video tour of the Church of the Nativity.
Free app Guided Tour of the Church of the Nativity
When in Bethlehem download a free app of an Interactive Virtual Tour of the Birthplace of Jesus Christ .
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Written by Phillips Brooks, an Episcopal priest, Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia. He was inspired by visiting the city of Bethlehem in 1865. Will you be inspired, too?