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Yardenit, Kinneret

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#15 of 39 in Historic Sites in Northern District
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. Take a look at our Kinneret itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Yardenit and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Although it has now become tourist center of mass visit to Yardenit is interesting. In this river, it is said that Jesus was baptized and go large excursions of tourists to receive baptism. Ideal place to take in a bottle of water from the Jordan River. Features in the complex with restaurant and a huge store gifts with high prices.
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  • Very nice however they did everything for the money nothing more ... There is nothing more sleazy marching on religion ...
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  • I liked much at Yardenit as watching various faithful dresses white clothes that came to make different rituals of baptism. The site is not very extensive. It is well established, with bathrooms for the visitors, but also a place where you know they will get hundreds of tourists and will buy in their stores, at higher prices than normal.
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  • The entrance was free and the place looked pretty good and well maintained. Also u can find a big souvenir shop with some really nice stuff. There were many groups of tourists but wasn't too crowded.
  • Really nice area where y ok u are able to be baptized. Facilities are clean and the area is beautiful. Worth the trip if you are in the area. Gift shop is actually very nice.
  • The baptismal place of Jesus. Getting baptized here makes the Bible come alive. A quiet serene setting for meditation.
  • I got baptized in the "JORDAN RIVER"!!!! that's all I can really say, can't really say it with words but probably the best experience you can have in Israel!
  • Great place to visit on you journey around the holy land. Not so sure about the "turn up and go" baptisms though. Certificate included 🤥

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