Mount Tabor
Mount Tabor
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK2,032 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The journey to this church is part of the experience. Even small coaches cannot reach the top of the mountain so you have to transfer to a minibus for the final mile or 2 on a very bendy road. The views are amazing. The church itself is prominent and set in small well tended and peaceful grounds. There are a couple of balconies on either side of the entrance which again provide good views. Inside there is the main alter with a number of chapels below all decorated with paintings representing the old and new testaments. At the transfer point on the way down you can try the local pomegranate juice.
Written 16 December 2022
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Hank H
Virginia531 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Although breezy and cold, the sky was deep blue and the views from the top stunning when we visited. Even more, though, was the view inside this gorgeous church with magnificent mosaics. For you history buffs, there are even glass covered floor cut-outs to see remnants of the 4th century church that was here until the Crusaders lost it to Saladin, as well as the rock on which Jesus was transfigured.

TIP 1: Catholics should time their visit to coincide with a mass said in the lower altar - very memorable!

TIP 2: Don’t miss the practically hidden chapels with beautiful frescos of Elijah and Moses.
Written 25 January 2020
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,730 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
It takes time to visit here because we have to wait for small vans to go up the hill on a short drive, sometimes there are crowds and there is a wait. There is a majestic church with beautiful grounds, including ruins on one side and a wonderful view vista on the other. Everything closes just at dusk, we made it just in time to see the church before they shooed us out!
Written 25 January 2023
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SmartTraveler
Muar, Malaysia865 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Mount Tabor is a small hill.Pine forest covered the elevation. The Sea of Galilee is nearby. There are a Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic churches, Franciscan monasteries and Byzantine ruins on the hilltop.

The Transfiguration of Christ is one of the 5 milestones. Jesus began to radiate and conversed with Moses and Elijah on this hill. He was proclaimed the Son of God on Mount Tabor. The transfiguration uplifted Jesus above both the prophets of Judaism.

We are inside the Church of Transfiguration. It is a basilica church dedicated to Jesus, Moses, and Elijah. There are 2 chapels and one main church clustered into a building. The Grotto of Christ is at the center of the church. The chapels of Elijah and Moses are beside.

The Church of Transfiguration was built next to the surrounding ruins. The church was designed by Antonio Barluzzi,  built in 1924, and ministered by the Franciscans.
Written 28 March 2023
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Shep Ton-Mallette
Somerset, UK4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Unforgettable day tbh. Climbed up with two friends and my boss. He then met two more mates at the top who no-one had seen for literally ages. The view was incredible. Like actually unbelievable. Very bright - recommend sunglasses. Weather turned a bit cloudy. Wanted to stay but no camping allowed.
Written 7 May 2024
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Giora_I_L
Haifa, Israel6,252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
Visited last Saturday. There are several lookouts on the way up which are worth the stop, especially one before the peak with beautiful view of Jezreel Valley. We barely found a parking spot just at the entrance gate. In case there are no parking spots take the left turn to the Greek Orthodox church as usually it is less visited. The view from the top is really nice. Check carefully the opening hours of the church (Church of the Transfiguration Sun - Fri 8:00 - 17:00, Sat 8:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 17:00) as it was closed when we came.
Written 18 March 2018
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rmitgoteam
Naples, FL1,225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Despite warnings we read on Tripadvisor and in other places, we found it very easy to drive up Mount Tabor instead of waiting for a shuttle bus at the bottom. From what we read, we were under the impression that the approximately 3km drive was on an extremely steep and narrow road with dangerous hairpin turns one after the other. Cars that try to make the climb can even conk out and drift backward ramming into your car. And if you make it to the top, there is very limited parking anyway. We found none of this to be true. Quite by accident, our navigator took us up this very road. It’s a perfectly safe and well-paved road that is plenty wide for two 12 person shuttle buses. There’s a stone guard rail on the outside all the way up. There are even some turnouts for panorama views. Yes, there are some hairpin turns but nothing out of the ordinary. It was a normal road up a hillside with some twists and turns. When we got to the top, we found a large parking lot after taking the right fork heading to the Basilica of the Transfiguration. This parking lot precedes an entry drive that is lined with trees. There is a Private Property sign at the beginning of the entry drive, but we decided to drive in anyway to see just how far the walk was to the Basilica. After a couple hundred meters, we found another large parking lot where we later learned that the shuttle buses drop their passengers. We parked here and walked straight into the Basilica grounds. The entire place was empty since we arrived shortly after opening time at 8am. We had the whole place to ourselves. About 20 minutes later, the shuttle buses started arriving dropping off a flood of tourists. By then we were done and drove a 1 km loop to the Greek Orthodox Church (no direct path to walk there). It was not open as expected. No great photos opportunities here either. Our intention when we started in the morning was to arrive at the shuttle bus departure point at 8am to get ahead of the tour bus groups. Some people on Tripadvisor complained of having to wait an hour or two to get a seat. We wanted to avoid this. And we certainly did with our navigator taking us right to the top. We never even saw the shuttle bus stop. Driving up was fast and easy, especially if you go early.
Written 19 May 2019
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jojo
Navi Mumbai, India2,726 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
The beautiful and important mountain witnessed history of m'any wars for justice.Jesus accompanied by disciples went to the Mountain.The Church The Basilica of the Transfiguration' was here, last one being built in 1924 under Catholics Management, having three Holy Chapels under the name of Jesus,Moses & Elisa
Written 6 August 2017
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CarlNewHope
New Hope12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013
An easy bus ride from Afula, Mt Tabor is a healthy hiking experience in northern Israel. Beautiful vistas of small villages and rolling farmland. Historic monastery to explore too.
Written 16 December 2013
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brit933
Solbjerg, Denmark215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The ride up the mountain had some stunning views but when you reached the gate a sign said private property next to a bord stating opening hours which was quite confusing but it wa ok to go through the gate and see the place where Jesus was transfigured in Front of the disciples
Written 15 March 2020
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