As the Birth Place of Christ, the ancient town of Bethlehem holds a connection with Christians from all around the World. While small in size and population, the Town of Bethlehem and its surroundings have lots to offer to any visitor or tourists. At the heart of the town lies the Church of the Nativity. Inside the church is the Grotto of the nativity marking the spot where Jesus was born. Since the establishment of the PA in 1994, there has been a fast amount of development and restoration work throughout the town. A large number of tourism establishments such as hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops have been opened and are ready to serve all your travel needs.
The old cores of the Bethlehem have been beautifully restored and renovated offering beautiful and enriching walking tours throughout the city. The many cultural centers in and around Bethlehem continue to hold regular musical and cultural events throughout the year. Check out the Addar Cultural and Conference Center which is located in the heart of Bethlehem at the International Center of Bethlehem Dar Annadwa. Also visit the Bethlehem Peace Center which is located right on Manger Square. The Center houses a Tourist information Center and regularly hold cultural activities. Check local listing for any events and activities during you stay or prior to your visit.
Bethlehem’s Gastronomy and dinning out options are also diverse and cater to almost any cravings. There are many restaurants and cafes throughout the town. Whether you are seeking traditional Palestinian cuisines or opt for something different there are also many restaurants serving Italian, French and Chinese cuisines. Within the surrounding of Bethlehem are the towns of Beit jala and Beit Sahour which also have lots of other options to offer.