Tradition holds that Mary, Joseph and Jesus hid in the Milk Grotto before their escape to Egypt. While the Virgin Mary nursed the baby Jesus there, legends report that a drop of her milk fell on the caves’s ground and turned the rock white.

The Milk Grotto is located in Bethlehem.

The GPS coordinates for Bethlehem are:

N: 31.70487

E: 35.20376

Tel: (0)2-2743867

Opening hours: 8am – 5pm.