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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  • I am glad I had the opportunity to see this baptism site but very crowded. We did not have a pastor in our group to do baptisms so we missed out on that experience. I was told that this was not the ac...  more »
  • This is a 'mass-tourism' spot. Would not recommend unless you really want to get baptized yourself. Crowded and poor amenities.  more »
  • A site with great structure for the religious tourism. All caravans that wish to be baptized in the Jordan River, have an appropriate location, clothing and bathrooms. A very special place.
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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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