Star Street in Bethlehem, a journey into history

Star Street in Bethlehem, a journey into history

According to tradition, Star Street was the road travelled by Joseph and Mary to reach the manger where Jesus was born. The event is remembered on the most important holidays with a solemn procession that takes place along this road and ends in the Basilica of the Nativity. On December 24, and on January 6 and 18, the patriarchs of the several Christian churches, headed by groups of boy and girl scouts, walk to the Basilica to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

It is the very heart of one of the most sacred places of Christianity. Along this road, we can see the Qaus Al-Zarrara (the Zarrarah Arch, also known as the Damascus Gate), considered as the most ancient entrance to the city, and several holy buildings like the Greek Church and the Convent of the Rosary Sisters.

As we follow the narrow road leading to the old city, we feel like walking in a medieval village with the typical architecture that reminds us of a fortress, although most of the buildings along the street have been built in the 19th century.

The lighting system installed in the Star Street at Bethlehem was recently renovated with Lucerna fixtures (Disano), street lamps featuring a classic design with latest generation technologies. Shapes and colours of the historical centre are enhanced by these fixtures that blend in perfectly with the surrounding architectonic context.

In 2012, the Basilica of the Nativity and Star Street entered the UNESCO list of world heritage sites as “place of birth of Jesus Christ and the Church of the Nativity” and as “path for pilgrims” respectively.

Date of Project:
2015

Designer:
The Centre for Cultural Heritage Preservation “CCHP” & Beam Engineering Technology Ltd.

Supervision:
The Centre for Cultural Heritage Preservation “CCHP”

Main Contractor:
Ali Abu Daya & Bross Co.

Electrical Contractor:
Eng. Iyad Hawash

Supply of Fittings:
Beam Engineering Technology Ltd.

 

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