Yardenit, Kinneret

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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  • August 17, 2017
    Imagine being in the area where Jesus was baptized. Just to stand in the water (green with plankton in August) is rejuvenating. Don't miss it but the gift shop is ridiculously expensive.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist in the waters of the Jordan River. Now its modern channel runs the border between Jordan and Israel, but the past millennium, the mainstream has changed location and actual place of baptism of Christ remained in Jordan. But Israeli authorities have decided differently. Money should not go to the side and ... in 1981 year appeared Not as a place of baptism. Symbolic. But here nobody is talking. But Kibbutz Kinneret saddled River is thorough. Of course! Such a monopoly on Christ can only envy. Unfolded. All prices are five to ten times higher than in other places! For example rent shirts for baptism, synthetic, worth 10 dollars, while in Nazareth it can be purchased for $5, natural! Lunch at Kibbutz posredstvennen and very costly, even at prices of Israel! Map of nowhere take cash only. In nature, no checks. In the changing rooms (not free!) dirty, uncomfortable. Shorter money on faith pump as they can! Of course bathing in cool (March) Jordan all diminished. And reconcile with reality. With rejection and anger cannot make saints for cases. Even if the place of baptism is symbolic. It already now namoleno! And visit the river! But not necessarily carry their money in the kibbutz. Say next, after a few hundred meters there are places where you can safely free plunge. May not be so comfortable. This is if you come here yourself. And you will all the excursions in Kibbutz zlatoljubivyj! Score? The kibbutz for greed. River place-five!
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  • August 4, 2017
    The place offers framework for those who wish to renew your baptism, or to get baptised in the waters where Christians believe that Jesus was baptized. I'm suspect to talk, because I love everything that Israel has to offer, and this is my third trip to the country in the last 5 years.
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  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • June 23, 2017
    The baptismal place of Jesus. Getting baptized here makes the Bible come alive. A quiet serene setting for meditation.
  • June 21, 2017
    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!
  • June 5, 2017
    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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