Mount Tabor, Kfar Tavor

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Mentioned many times in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, Mount Tabor draws pilgrims and tourists with its rich religious and historic background, as well as its scenic views of the valley. Many Christians consider this the site of Jesus' transfiguration, while for Jewish people it represents the battleground where the Israelite judge Deborah defeated the army of Jabin. The hill features a Franciscan basilica, a Greek Orthodox sanctuary, some Roman ruins, and the remains of 13th-century Crusader towers and walls. Two hiking trails lead to its top, where you may meet some local hang gliders about to launch. Make Mount Tabor a part of your Kfar Tavor vacation plans using our Kfar Tavor tourist route planner.
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  • August 5, 2017
    The beautiful and important mountain witnessed history of m'any wars for justice.Jesus accompanied by disciples went to the Mountain.The Church The Basilica of the Transfiguration' was here, last one ...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    With two other friends decided to make a pilgrimage on foot from Nazareth to Jerusalem, once on Mount Tabor and admired the beauty of this place, where it is said was the Transfiguration of Jesus, we learned that a community of Italian guys ran the site. At our request, they served us a lunch, enjoyed and appreciated. Wishing we could also host for the night. That meal really a welcome surprise.
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  • July 29, 2017
    You have to climb to Mount Tabor in special vehicles which ordered both ascent and the descent. There is a beautiful Basilica that commemorates the Transfiguration of Christ. It is simple but nice. Do not miss the viewpoint which is at the exit from where you can see a magnificent view of the Valley.
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