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Yardenit, Kinneret
(3.1/5 based on 200+ 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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  • Place attracts, that thoughts become focused only on this sacrament, though everything else now is not important. Only you and the shrine. We dipped their crosses and icons, as well as the okropili themselves with holy water. It was pretty cool. But the beauty of the place and the unusual color of water will remain in the memory forever.
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  • This Jordan river is gorgeous and this spot couldn't be a better place for touching the river and taking photos. I also really enjoyed watching groups of people being baptized here. It was very spirit...  more »
  • Revered by the faithful as the believed spot where John the Baptist baptized Jesus (MT 3:13-17). Today it is crass, Christianity commercialism. The store sells baptisms, holy garments, holy water. Not...  more »