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The Church of St. Catherine

Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
+970 2 274 2425
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“midnight mass” (7 reviews)
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Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
+970 2 274 2425
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very nice historic church in the Palestinian area. Lots of room to walk around and see inside. They allow you to say a prayer and to take photos.

Thank Sharron1116
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don`t miss this, if the actual Church of the Nativity is busy.It has a quiet courtyard, interesting mosaics, and a reverent interior atmosphere, with story boards to give its history.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice church in Palestinian area. Lovely tgo walk through and see the ninside of it. Picture taking is aloud and a place to say a prayer or two and reflect back in the time of the bible coming to life.

Thank 145elite123145
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church adjoining the Church of the Nativity, in many ways I found more interesting. It is a more modern building, built in the mid 1800s, by Catholics who wanted their own church, rather than share with the Greek and Armenian Orthodox congregation who worshipped...More

Thank Mojoblue717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built in 1882 and is part to the two part Church of Nativity celebrating the site of Jesus' birth. Mass everyday, quieter than the orthodox side. Beautiful paintings.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When at your home during Christmas you watch the broadcasting of the Midnight Mass it is the celebration from this Franciscan Church that has foundations from the 4th and 12 th centuries. In the Crypt of the church there are caves where Saint Hieronymus has...More

Thank Judithneisse
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A beautiful basilica with expected art, architecture, altars and experience of being in Nazareth. Definitely a must visit on a journey of Holy Lands.

Thank Louise Cate C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Our group had mass offered in St. Catherine's Church. It gets booked by groups so timing is important.

Thank DenDublin_Ireland
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

St Catherine's is part of the Nativity Church complex but is less cluttered. Take time to visit the grotto beneath along with the chapel of St Jerome. They close from 12.00 to 2.00pm.

Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed 21 September 2017

it was great old church in middle of Palestine and one of few attractions which will make you to visit Palestina.

Thank biljanalab
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Monica S
27 September 2015|
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Response from Tampa_Turtle | Reviewed this property |
I assume you mean Christmas Eve Mass? The church itself is not very large. I do know they put screens in the square outside. Are you planning to stay in Bethlehem?