Basilica of the Nativity

Basilica of the Nativity

One of the oldest surviving Christian churches, commissioned by Emperor Constantine in 339 CE, the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem marks the traditional place of Jesus Christ's birth.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249565
Names
Basilica of the Nativity
Church of the Nativity
Styles

Timeline

c. Mar 6 BCE

Birth of Jesus

339

Construction of the Church of the Nativity