Milk Grotto Chapel

sights / Religious

Milk Grotto Chapel information

Bethlehem , The Palestinian Territories
Street Milk Grotto St
admission free
Opening hours
08:00-11:00 & 14:00-18:00
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A lesser-known house of worship, a short walk off Manger Sq, is the Milk Grotto Chapel . The white rock inside this stony chapel is said to bring milk to a mother's bosom and enhance fertility in women swallowing a morsel of the chalky substance. Legend has it that Mary and Joseph stopped here with the baby Jesus for a feeding, and some milk dripped onto the red rock turning it white.