12 Places in the Holy Land to Visit

Mount of Beatitudes

Jesus said at the Mount of Beatitudes: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3).

Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai (Egypt) is where Moses was given the 10 Commandments.

The Garden Tomb

The Garden Tomb is believed to be the place where Jesus was placed after He died.

The Church of the Nativity

The Church of the Nativity was built over a grotto where the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus.

Garden of Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane is where Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion.

The Western or Wailing Wall

The Western or Wailing Wall in Jerusalem is the last retaining wall supporting the Temple Mount and was also the closest that the Jews were allowed to be where the ancient Temple of Jerusalem once stood in the aftermath of the Second Temple (70 A.D.).

Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock
The Dome of the Rock is where the Jews honor as the Temple Mount.

Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee is where Jesus calmed the waters and asked Peter, Andrew, James, and John to follow Him.

Church of St. John the Baptist

The Church of St. John the Baptist is found in the Christian quarter of the ancient city of Jerusalem.

Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives is a mountain ridge running from north to south overlooking the old City of Jerusalem where Jesus wept after a prophetic vision of the city being destroyed. Jesus was later arrested at the lower ridge of the mountain.

The Basilica of the Annunciation

The angel Gabriel spoke to the Virgin Mary at the Basilica of Annunciation that she would conceive Jesus.

River Jordan

Jesus was baptized here in the River Jordan by his cousin, John the Baptist.