Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Sights

Manger Square

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Published 03/07/2016

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Bethlehem's central plaza and the site of the Church of the Nativity, Manger Square is built over the grotto thought to be the birthplace of Jesus. The end of the square opposite the church is the Mosque of Omar, the city's largest Muslim house of worship. The square occupies the center of Bethlehem's Old City and has a tourist information office, several good souvenir shops, and restaurants where you can drink a coffee while people-watching. On Christmas, it is filled with lights, music tents, Palestinian childrens' marching bands, and merrymakers in Santa hats.

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Bethlehem, Northern District, Israel

Published 03/07/2016

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