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Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site

| Jordan Valley Region, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-650-4844
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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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| Jordan Valley Region, Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 2-650-4844
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Louise Cate C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is some debate as to whether Jesus was baptized here or the site by the Galilee, the Yardenit. Regardless of which site it was (probably this one), this is an unforgettable experience, whether you're here to get baptized or not. We were the only...More

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently as Israel constructed dam at upstream of Jordan river, the river got muddier.. nonetheless, pilgrims gets here to get baptized. Israel soldiers guarding the place.

Thank kundanielj
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A beautiful Baptismal site of our lord Jesus on the Jordanian river, where Jesus have been baptised by John the Baptist

Thank Abboud59
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Baptismal site of Jesus. The Jordan River is some distance away having shrunk some 60 metres over the last 2000 years. There is an historic church ruins which suggests early churches thought the site was where it is.

Thank Eddie O
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

A beautiful area of the Jordanian river, where Jesus is said to have been baptised by John the Baptist. Visitors are able to walk into the water themselves & there are a number of small pretty churches on the site.

Thank lrnnnn
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Located near Jericho and the dead sea on the Jordan river, Qasr al Yahud is a baptism site for Christian pilgrims. You will find facilities that are friendly to many visitors for baptism experience.

Thank Pervin D
Reviewed 25 March 2017

the site is now open, after many years it wasnt. the Israeli parks and gardens authority built the place up beatifully. there are changing rooms and showers for everyone that wants to change and go into the jordan river. almost all of the time there...More

Thank nitro699
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The real Baptism site is at the opposite side, where you can see the real historical remains, pray in real churches and have a real baptism.

Thank Ropongi
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Oh happy day - when Jesus walked - great spot to watch happy people at this historic site - excited people

Thank Michael S
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12 October 2017|
Response from Eddie O | Reviewed this property |
It is in a security zone and I doubt you can enter without a tourist bus.
9 September 2015|
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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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14 July 2015|
Response from Maria Rosa J | Reviewed this property |
The site visit is very short and is close to Masada and the Dead See. You can visit together, although Masada requires a whole day if you want to look good.
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