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Christian Holy Places
All Over the Holy Land

There are Christian Holy Places all over the Holy Land, where Jesus was born, where he preached, and where eventually died on the cross.

His followers were just a few and created one of the most important religions in the world, Christianity.

Follow the Steps of Jesus

There are many Christian Sites in Israel, but especially in Jerusalem and in the Galilee, a Christian pilgrim can literally walk on the Steps of Jesus.

Everywhere you turn in the Galilee your tour guide can mention Christian Holy Places where Jesus was or where Jesus preached.

Here are a few of the Christian Holy Places in Israel

Mary's Well in Nazareth Israel

Mary's Well in Nazareth Israel


Nazareth is located in the center of the Galilee. It is sometimes called the Arab Capital of Israel; because it is mainly Arab and it Municipality is composed of mostly Arab members.

The claim of fame of Nazareth is that Mary and Joseph lived here and this is where the Archangel Michael told Mary the great news of the birth of the Lord.

The Basilica of Annunciation in Nazareth is the largest Basilica not only in Israel but in the whole Middle East.

Church on top of Mount of Beatitudes

Church on top of Mount of Beatitudes

Mount of Beatitudes

This is the Holy Site where Jesus gave the famous “Sermon on the Mount” known in Spanish as “El Sermon de la Montaña”

This is the most important of Jesus’ Sermons and once you sit on top of the hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee, you have the feeling of being there at that particular moment in history.

Christian Holy Places

Mosaic of the Fish and Loaves in the Church of Tabgha

Mosaic of the Fish and Loaves in the Church of Tabgha


Called Ein Sheva in Hebrew, is located on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is the traditional site of the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish, and the fourth resurrection appearance of Jesus.

In the times of the Ottoman Empire it was an Arab Village inhabited until 1948 at the outbreak of the Independence War of Israel.

A church is located on this spot and called The Church of Multiplications built on a small chapel dating to the 4th century A.D.

The town of Cana of Galilee

The town of Cana of Galilee

Cana of Galilee

This is the traditional site where Jesus performed a wedding feast and turned water into wine. It is also the home town of the disciple Nathanael (also called Bartholomew)

The Franciscan Wedding Church on site was built in 1879 at the location of the Miracle.

I have had many couples as part of my Holy Land Tours that have renewed their wedding wows on this site. Couples going through this ceremony get a Certificate that may be obtained in several languages.

The Sea of Galilee and the city of Tiberias

The Sea of Galilee and the city of Tiberias

The Sea of Galilee

Called in the Bible as the Lake of Gennesaret and in Hebrew Kineret, this is only real lake in Israel. The Jordan River that is born on the slopes of Mount Hermon, flows through it and continues its course to the Dead Sea.

This lake is tied to the life of Jesus in many ways. He preached here, sailed on the lake and performed my miracles.

One of the Fourteen Stations of Via Dolorosa in Old Jerusalem

One of the Fourteen Stations of Via Dolorosa in Old Jerusalem

There are many more Christian Holy Places in Israel that are being developed into this website:

  • Bethlehem
  • Church of the Nativity
  • Qasr el Yahud
  • St George’s Monastery
  • Bethsaida
  • Jerusalem
  • Church of Holy Sepulchre
  • Via Dolorosa

For more information visit Israel Tourism Website

From Christian Holy Places go to Basilica of Annunciation
Go to Ascension Church
Go to Bethlehem
Go to Caesarea
Go to Caesarea Philippi
Go to Cana of Galilee 
Go to Capernaum
Go to Carmelite Monastery
Go to Catholic Pilgrimage Tours
Go to Christian Sites in Jerusalem
Go to Christianity in Israel
Go to Christmas in Israel
Go to Church of All Nations
Go to Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Go to Church of the Visitation
Go to Church of the Redeemer
Go to Church of Transfiguration
Go to Dormition Abbey
Go to Garden Tomb
Go to Gethsemane
Go to Holy Land Tour
Go to Holy Land Tours
Go to Jesus Boat
Go to Mount of Beatitudes
Go to Nativity Church   
Go to Nazareth Israel
Go to St Anne Church
Go to St John the Baptist Church
Go to Tabgha
Go to Via Dolorosa
Go to Yardenit

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