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Yardenit, Kinneret
(3.1/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Expect to see a Holy Temple on the banks of the Jordan River, but my expectation was totally frustrated by the amount of people and this is why! Paying can all! Be baptized, movie making, receiving applause and even swim in the river. Was even the distraction of seeing the large amount of fish in the river.
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  • Even if you are not a Christian, a visit to the Baptismal site, is a very enlightening experience. The area is well set out so that you can enter the Baptismal area & observe pilgrims who undergo Bapt...  more »
  • Very nice place, I'm not religious but I liked it. A river with eucalyptus trees around, a lot of fish, small ones softly bite your feet, big catfishes just lying on the stones. Water is clean, the tr...  more »