Pilgrim Residence

We operate under the Russian Patriarchate in Moscow and our headquarters is The Russian Ecclesiastical Mission that is located in the Holy city of Jerusalem.

Built in the year 2000, the Residence was designed to provide comfortable and secure accommodation for various clients: We are located on the top of the hill and just about two minutes walking distance for the (Basilica / Church of the Nativity) where our Lord Jesus Christ was born.

  • From regular pilgrims / tourists in 62 cozy Air-conditioned DBL rooms
  • Up to elite clientele in 8 Junior suites with Jacuzzis
  • VIP’s presidential suite with privet elevator & High class extras


The capacities of the residence are apt to welcome:

  • Up to 180 people as temporary or permanent residence that may benefit from
  • Two (2) private parking for cars and busses
  • 200 people in the spacious lobby at the reception
  • Up to 200 people in the restaurant
  • Up to 450 people in the church hall
  • Up to 50 people fit to enjoy the reception bar and the underground bar

To diversify the life at the Residence, the recreation facilities have been foreseen:

  • All seasons built-in swimming pool with direct access to the rooms
  • Two (2) woodworked saunas & washbasins to stem up good health and fun it is one of a kind in Bethlehem
  • Observation spot on the roof with a splendid panoramic view of Mount Herodium, Nativity Church, Jordan Mountains, suburban area of Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
  • Workshop, conferences & family parties can be organized.

Our Pilgrim Residence is your real opportunity to contemplate the most remarkable period of our history as well as a place to pray and enjoy your life-being.

Upon your request and before your planned arrival the rooms might be arranged to meet your decent lifestyle and expectations. We are open for your inquiries and encourage you to come visit these lands of true hospitality where the Mystery accompanies us for the good.