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There is much to see in Bethlehem and the surrounding areas!

Within walking distance of Sunrise Hotel, the following sites can be seen:

  • The Church of the NativityNativity Church – Place of the birth of Jesus, the Church is one of the oldest continuously functioning places of Christian worship and is the most visited Christian pilgrimage site along with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. The Church includes the newly renovated cross-shaped nave and the Grotto, as well as the adjacent caves of Saint Jerome.
  • The Old City of Bethlehem – Comprised of historic churches, buildings, markets, and alleyways, exploring Bethlehem is an adventure in of itself.
  • The Bethlehem Peace Center – This building serves as a visitor information center for Bethlehem, and includes the small but informative ethnographic Riwaya Museum.
  • Manger Square – The pavilion is surrounded by Manger Square, the Mosque of Omar, The Bethlehem Peace Center and is the place of the annual Bethlehem Christmas Tree lighting along with innumerable social events throughout the year.
  • The Mosque of Omar – Bethlehem’s “Friday Mosque” is located opposite Nativity Church across from Manger Square.
  • Milk Grotto – Adjacent and opposite to the Church of the Nativity to the immediate south, the Milk Grotto commemorates the place where the Virgin Mary first nursed the infant Jesus.
  • Saint Charbel Convent – Located on the southern slope opposite Manger Square, this Maronite convent dedicated to Lebanon’s beloved saint is a popular destination for local Christians and visitors alike.

The following sites are best visited by vehicle, but are still close to Sunrise Hotel.

  • Solomons PoolsThe Walled-Off Hotel & Museum – This unique boutique concept hotel and museum is the invention of Banksy, the elusive international street artist. It is located near the Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint.
  • Cremisan Monastery – The Salesian monastery of Cremisan valley, located between Beit Jala and Jerusalem, is best known for its winemaking. Visit the monastery’s gift shop to purchase some of the best-known local wine in the Holy Land. 
  • Solomon’s Pools – The three aqueducts located in the southern valley of Bethlehem were built by King Herod and once supplied all of Jerusalem with its water supply. Still functional, they are an impressive sight.  You may also wish to visit the neighboring convent church of Hortus Conclusus in the village of Artas.
  • Battir – A picturesque valley with a designated hiking trail, found in West Bethlehem district opposite the city of Beit Jala.
  • The Shepherd’s Fields, Beit Sahour – To the east of Bethlehem, the Shepherd’s Fields mark the place where mankind first heard of the birth of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, in Bethlehem. A Franciscan pilgrimage site is open daily, while a Greek Orthodox monastery is also open at specified times.  
  • Saint Nicholas Church, Beit Jala. To the west of Bethlehem, Saint Nicholas Church in Beit Jala is built over the location where Saint Nicholas, the genuine Christian saint of whom the legend of “Good Saint Nick” is based on, once stayed on pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Visits can be arranged Monday through Saturday as well as during church services on designated Sunday mornings.

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