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Milk Grotto Street Shops, Jerusalem

Milk Grotto Street Shops, Jerusalem

The Olive Wood Factory and the Blessings Gift Shop are within two minutes walk from The Church of the Nativity and the nearby Milk Grotto Church in Bethlehem, and are easy to find. Together these two enterprises represent a Christian family business established in 1925 and currently run by the third generation of the Giacaman family.

Upon entering the shop, visitors are greeted with an intricate wooden Nativity sculpture and a friendly member of staff. Inside there is a seemingly endless selection of ornately carved keepsakes and other products made from olive wood. There are literally hundreds of handcrafted objects, from crosses to carved animals and more to choose from – all fitting souvenirs from a trip to Bethlehem, and the visitors are welcome to view and take pictures as well as their time to pore over. Furthermore, the shopkeepers offer free WiFi, local map, coffee, tea, or any other help/advice you may possibly need without any pressure to buy whatsoever.

Those interested are also welcome to visit the nearby factory and see for themselves the products being handcrafted by skilled carpenters. Another attraction here is the 360 degree view of Bethlehem opening from the factory roof. The place is open for visits anytime by appointment outside regular opening hours, and is closed on Sundays.

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Sight Name: Milk Grotto Street Shops
Sight Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Sight Type: Shopping
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