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Hosh Al-Syrian

Old City, Bethlehem

Palestine

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A LUXURY

GUESTHOUSE

IN THE

HEART OF BETHLEHEM

The team at Hosh Al-Syrian is there to share with you the best to do in town and in Palestine. 

 

Whether you are coming to Bethlehem on a spiritual journey, to enjoy a relaxed holiday, discover Palestinian cuisine, trek the desert or shop in the little artisan stores, our team will gladly organise your explorationg of Palestine.

 

 

THE FARMERS’ MARKET

 

The Old City farmers’ market is a few minutes away from our guesthouse. Every day, farmers from nearby villages gather to sell their fresh products. A crossroads for the Bethlehem region, you are sure to find the best and most surprising products.

THE OLD CITY

 

The Bethlehem old city is arguably one of the most charming old cities of Palestine. It is well maintained and renovated, and boasts a series of artisan shops, boutiques and museums.

MANGER SQUARE

 

Renowned the world over, the Manger Square is a mere walk away from Hosh al-Syrian. You can visit the Nativity Church, where Jesus is said to have been born, and the Mosque of Omar as well as the Peace Center, a cultural hub of the city. You may also enjoy its small street cafés, falafel vendors and bustling life. 

STAR STREET

 

The main artery of the old city, Star Street is a world heritage site and part of the Pilgrims’ road. An ideal street for a stroll, you can enjoy its small artisan shops, its quaint barbers, visit its Ottoman-era family homes and the several museum and churches that line the street. 

BATTIR

 

Battir is located a few kilometers from Bethlehem. Its hilly landscape comprises farmed valleys with stone terraces, which are irrigated for vegetable production. A traditional system of distribution is used to share the collected water between families in Battir.

MASJID OMAR

 

The Mosque of Omar is the oldest mosque in the old city of Bethlehem.

 

The mosque is named after Omar ibn al-Khattab. After conquering Jerusalem, Omar traveled to Bethlehem to issue a law that would ensure respect for the shrine and 

safety for Christians and their clergy.

STAR STREET

 

The main artery of the old city, Star Street is a world heritage site and part of the Pilgrims’ road. An ideal street for a stroll, you can enjoy its small artisan shops, its quaint barbers, visit its Ottoman-era family homes and the several museum and churches that line the street. 

SHEPHERS'S FIELD 

 

Located in Beit Sahour, east of Bethlehem, this is the site where the angel is said to have appeared before shepherds bringing them the news of the birth of Jesus.

HERODION Built in a circular shape on top of a hill southeast of Bethlehem, Herodion is a fortress 

that includes the remains of a palace built by Herod in 37 BC. The palace contained a round-walled building, fortified chambers, baths, and gardens.