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Reviewed 1 week ago

Midnight Mass is view/recorded here every year, (ticket only in advance). This church is next door to the Nativity Church. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Knockabout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church of Saint Catherine's claim to fame is the celebration of Christmas midnight mass there. It is adjacent to the Nativity site  and if crowded something of a respite from the crowds.    The court yard is pleasant and pretty. Be sure to visit the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great opportunities for cool pictures from the courtyard. Very significant history here in this church.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 286natec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small and beautiful church is next to the church of nativity. This 19th-century church shares a wall with the Nativity church and remains a working church today. It has a lovely courtyard and is usually less crowded than the church of nativity.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 23 September 2019

The Christian church of the Nativity that holds Christmas Eve mass every year and broadcasts around the world. Spectacular!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 20 August 2019

This church is where the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass is televised (not the better known Church of the Nativity). Its interior is frankly rather plain. A statue of Jerome adorns the cloister. It is worth a quick look as it is just right next to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

Nice church right next to the Church of the Nativity. The grotto was very interesting. Probably need 20 minutes to walk through. Tomb of Jerome in the grotto.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Randburg
Reviewed 23 July 2019

Built over the ruins of a Crusader era church and monastery belonging to the Augustinians, the Church of St Catherine is located in the Church of Nativity compound surrounding Manger Square. The Church stands on the site where Jesus appeared before Catherine of Alexandria and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank hawkes2an
Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

Midnight Mass is televised from here. Some restoration going on here. Scaffolding in place but still okay to get around. Beautiful wood, icons, and paintings.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 7 June 2019

The Church of St,. Catherine is adjacent to the Church of the Nativity. it is a nice design and well maintained but not very interesting. perhaps it would be a much more meaningful visit for a person on a pilgrimage.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Hazel P | Reviewed this property |
We travelled in November and the cost to see the church was part of a package we purchashed. It is very crowded with lots of tours Not sure how you would find out the cost
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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?