Pilgrims flock to Yardenit, a popular baptism and pilgrimage spot on the Israeli side of the Jordan River. Although Jesus is believed to have been baptized in Al-Maghtas, on the Palestinian side of the river, this site served as a substitute for the original baptism location after the Six-Day War until it reopened in 2011. Join the flocks of pilgrims from all over the world and of different faiths, who come here to see the holy river, buy a bottle of the sacred water, and participate in a baptism ritual. A visit to Yardenit represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kinneret trip itinerary website to plot your vacation.
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  • A river not very clean but mythical. That's when thousands of people come to be baptized: the Jordan or jesus to does the same. Very impressive to see these Pilgrims praying and crying with joy after putting his head in the water. We feel the fervor even if you're not a believer. A must see!
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  • ...as the real baptism place is in Jordan, roughly 100 km from here down on the Jordan river. But the place is nice and very well organized, and people are really happy with the baptism ceremony. The ...  more »
  • This place offers the possibility to rent a robe and entering the River Jordan "baptism" as Jesus did. The river is clean. There are dressing rooms to change and shops.
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  • Nice area at the Jordan River. The nature here is really beautiful and seems to be part of a jungle in South America (and not in Israel). There is the is the possibility to have a bath/baptism in the river which is frequently used. There are showers as well which might be useful in cold days. The entrance is foe free and the is a large merchandise shop.
  • Beautiful experience. Clean and well organized. I will never forget being baptised in the Jordan River. Be advised there is no clergy on duty. If you want to be baptised you have to find someone willing to do it. There are usually plenty of clergy with tour groups, but you have to ask.
  • If you like to see a shallow river with nice scenery surrounding it you might but other then that just leave it. It has a very touristic atmosphere. You'll be guided through a large store when leaving.
  • Nice place but it is very expensive. The objective of the place is clear and you can enter the Jordan river in a very organized way. For that purpose, this may be the best option, for this reason it is an important station for christian people and not relevant for those who are not part of this believes.
  • Baptism is a wonderful experience for yourself and to watch others. The Jordan river is cool and refreshing, I wanted to swim in there! The shop is great, with a good selection of books, and has an awesome collection of t-shirts. They have a great sense if humor, I wish I could buy them all!

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