Where to go Guide
Located a few kilometers southeast of Bethlehem, is the town of Beit Sahour. Beit Sahour is most famously the sight of Shepherds’ Field where, according to Biblical tradition, the angel appeared to the shepherds and announced the birth of Jesus Christ. There are two enclosures in the eastern part which are claimed by different denominations to be the actual 'Shepherds' Field': one belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church and the other, the Catholic site, to the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.
Being so close to the neighboring towns of Bethlehem and Beit Jala, there is plenty to visit and much to see within the area. Some 6 km east of Shepherds’ Field lies the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Mar Saba which is actually built into a cliff.