At Shepherd's Sanctuary, see the place where, according to the biblical story, the famous shepherds heard about the birth of baby Jesus. Located in the hills that overlook the city of Bethlehem, the building and the whole site serve as an oasis of calm away from the crowds below. Admire the charming garden around the chapel, then head inside to see a model of the shepherds playing their famous role two thousand years ago; you’ll find yourself in a room whose walls are covered in painted nativity scenes. You can also visit the small church on site to pay your respects. Work out when and for how long to visit Shepherd's Sanctuary and other Beit Sahour attractions using our handy Beit Sahour trip maker .
Tours to Shepherd's Sanctuary
Private Day Tour: St. George's Monastery, Wadi Qelt, Mar Saba, and Bethlehem BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $440
Duration: 8 hours
Bethlehem Half Day Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $39
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $59
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Shepherd's Sanctuary Reviews
As much as I was disappointed in my experience at the Church of the Nativity, I was equally surprised by how much I loved Shepherd's Field. This was far more spiritually moving and was, literally, a b... more »
In addition to the church, nearby are the fields, which, when we were there in early April, were surprisingly green. There were sheep to be seen, herded by shepherds, and the city of Bethlehem off in ... more »
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