St Catherine’s Church
Church of the Nativity
Though many have argued over whether X (or, in this case, a star) really does mark the spot, the Church of the Nativity nevertheless...
Milk Grotto Chapel
A short walk from Manger Sq is the lesser-known Milk Grotto Chapel. The white rock inside this stony chapel is said to bring milk to a...
The nativity-scene spectacle at the Crib Museum is a short walk off Manger Sq.
No relation to Ramallah's famous Starbucks copycat, Star Bucks Bethlehem is a small coffee kiosk with great views across Manger Sq to...
Peace Center Restaurant
This spacious, central spot is great for a light snack or something more refined such as Mediterranean salmon or shish tawooq (chicken...
St Catherine’s Church information
Midnight Mass at this pink-toned church, next door to the Church of the Nativity, is broadcast across the world on Christmas Eve, but there’s nothing like being there in person for an atmospheric – if rather lengthy – Christmas experience. Access the church via the Church of the Nativity to first wander through the Crusader-era Franciscan cloister with a statue of St Jerome.