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Yardenit, Kinneret

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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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  • An interesting little place for the non believer but much more for those who wish to an official dunking in the river Jordan. Make up your own mind but the juice bar is great!  more »
  • If you a real Christian and want to get baptized than the is the place to go. Very spiritual and a place where you feel closer to God tan any other place.  more »
  • There was no fee to enter the attraction so the revenues from the shops and restaurant subsidize the operations. The large parking lot indicates the popularity of the site. Most of the visitors we saw...  more »
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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.
  • Great place to visit on you journey around the holy land. Not so sure about the "turn up and go" baptisms though. Certificate included 🤥
  • A wonderfully moving place where one can witness groups being baptized in the Jordan River.
  • If you want to have a Jordan river baptism this is the place , the rest rooms and changing rooms are good