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Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site

| Jordan Valley Region, Jerusalem, Israel
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This Jordan Rive baptismal site is a special and sacred spot for Christianity. Here the Jordan River flows through the plains of Jericho, creating a thread life through the heart of the desert. Christian pilgrims come here to be baptized in the river, just as – according to tradition – John the Baptist baptized Jesus some two thousand years ago.
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I’m not a Bible-thumper, but I respect all religious practices. I learned at Church of the Visitation that Mary and Elizabeth—mothers to Jesus and John the Baptist—were cousins, and John about six months older than Jesus. Although many sites—Tomb of Jesus as example—are believed to...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

It’s the western, Israeli side of the Baptist site where Jesus was baptized (well one of the sites, there is a more developed one further north). It's also considered to be the place where the Israelites Crossed the Jordan River in ancient times to come...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

If it's not here, it's near. (What the guides often say.) Traditionally this site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. It is now narrow and muddy but still inspirational. Can't sing the river Jordan is deep and wide without remembering coming to this...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

You've got to see it on the 18th of January, the Baptismal Eve, the river turns back for a while! It is a miracle that happens since Jesus Christ was baptized! I was there this year, wonderful experience! You can get there by public transportation...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We were there on Jan 19 when the christian orthodox church celebrates yhe Epiphany day. There were hundreds of pilgrims mainly from Russia and Ethiopia. The translation of the Arabic name Qasr Al Yahud, is "The Palace of the Jews" which is the name the...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

If one reads the Bible, in the book of Joshua, one would never have thought it would be so narrow a river, and a fast flowing current too in the Old Testament times. And that there is a sort of DMZ in the middle of...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This was a last minute trip on the way to Masada and the Dead Sea and I am so happy our guide took us here. The Baptismal site is a must see for both the very religious Christian and non-religious non-Christian. For one it is...More

Thank Charl W
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

The Jorden River where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. This spot or in the area on the river is where Jesus asks John to baptize him. This place today is Holy Grounds where people still go and get baptized or Renew their baptism and Faith...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

cute little place,lots of green,a river a bit muddy-but who cares-Jesus was here..perhaps))close look to Jordan side with beautiful monastery.gift shop with some interesting stuff. simple border divider in the middle of the river ,i was wondering if someone choses to dive in...)))worth a visit

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A large tourist attraction where supposedly John the Baptist baptised Jesus. Busloads of people immersing themselves in the River Jordan and collecting Holy Water. Also an altar present on higher section. Be very careful when descending steps as slippery and a lady fell and injured...More

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Laurie G
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Response from 145elite123145 | Reviewed this property |
Open from morning to dawn most days. Well guarded area with Soldiers.
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strawberies
12 October 2017|
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Response from Eddie O | Reviewed this property |
It is in a security zone and I doubt you can enter without a tourist bus.
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Raytrail
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Response from Maria Rosa J | Reviewed this property |
No, this site can not see the mountains, it is the depression of a river.
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