Milk Grotto, Bethlehem

#3 of 116 in Things to do in Palestinian Territories
Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
Visit the holy site of Milk Grotto, a shrine in a cave where it is believed Mary stopped to nurse baby Jesus, while trying to escape Herod’s soldiers. Supposedly, a drop of milk fell on the limestone rocks while she was breastfeeding, turning the cave a pearly white color. Today, a small 19th-century Franciscan chapel rises over the grotto, which was restored in 2007. Join the flock of devotees--Muslims and Christians alike--who flock to pay their respects in the shrine, with especially larged numbers of women who come to pray for fertility. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Milk Grotto and many more Bethlehem attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bethlehem tour itinerary builder.
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  • Honestly one of the least memorable sites in the West Bank. There's just not much to see. If you are short on time, this would be something to skip.  more »
  • We visited Bethlehem on a pilgrimage and came here with our guide. Seems that many couples who are having trouble having children such as losing a child early in a pregnancy come here to pray. So, it....  more »
  • I was lucky that the hotel mentioned this to me. It is better than the Church of the Nativity. Very close to it too.
  • can you imagine that there is a place where Jesus was fed by Mary . yes there is near Church of Nativity , Bethlehem where you can get lots of olive wood items near the market .The Grotto Church is where Jesus was fed by Mary . it was a safe place from animals .
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