Christian Sites in the Galilee

The many holy Christian sites in the Galilee attract pilgrims and Christian tourists from all over the world. But whatever your religious beliefs, these sites are fascinating and unique from a historical point of view - so don't miss them!

Visiting the holy sites in the Galilee is an opportunity to see where Christianity started. According to the New Testament, Jesus walked on the waters of the Sea of Galilee and it was in this area that Jesus lived and preached.

Read more about tours to the Holy Land on an excellent website called Israel Holy Land - all the information is written personally by Eddy Tuchman, a retired travel agent who for many years organized Holy Land Tours from the American continent.

Below is a list of the most visited sites of Christian interest in the Galilee ...

Yardenit Baptismal Site

Yardenit is the traditional Christian site for baptism and many people believe that it was near here that Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. Read more ...

Jesus Boat
(Sea of Galilee Boat)

The Jesus Boat is the name given to the remains of an ancient wooden boat which was found in the Sea of Galilee. Question: Did Jesus ever sail in it? Read more ...

Capernaum (Kfar Nachum)

Capernaum (Kfar Nachum in Hebrew) is mentioned in the New Testament as the place where Jesus lived during his ministry in the Galilee and where it  is written that he performed several miracles. Read more ...

Tabgha (Ein Sheva)

Tabgha - originally Heptapegon in Greek - or Ein Sheva as its known in Hebrew, was the place where seven springs once flowed into the Sea of Galilee. There are two churches on the site of interest - the Church of the Multiplication and the Church of St. Peter's Primacy.
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Mount of Beatitudes

The Mount of Beatitudes is a low hill a short walk from Tabgha. This is the place where Jesus is said to have given the "Sermon on the Mount".
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Nazareth and Zippori National Park

If you go to Nazareth, it's worth visiting nearby Zippori National Park. Douglas E. Duckett is an American tourist who has visited these two important historical sites. Here are some of his travel tips. Read more ...

Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor is traditionally believed to be the place of the Transfiguration of Jesus when He spoke to Moses and Elijah. Today, you can visit the Church of the Transfiguration which was built in the early 20th century on its summit. Read more ...


Bethsaida was the birthplace of the apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip. It was also mentioned in the New Testament as a place where Jesus performed several miracles. Today, you can visit the archeological site or even join the dig yourself! Read more ...

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