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Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site

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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...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Close to Jerusalem... This is most likely the correct baptismal site. For years I took friends and relatives to the one at Yardinet, which is heautiful...but not biblically accurate....

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cascade47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This alleged baptismal site of Jesus did not touch me at all, neither on the Israeli bank of the River Jordan, nor on the Jordanian one, where I found the site more interesting. What is going on here in Israel is a spectacle or business...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

A lifetime experience being baptised where Jesus was in the River Jordan, the Holy Spirit was definitely present, as you can see in the photos. Yarendit is a very holy place and must for any visit to the River Jordan.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Visiting Qsar El Yahud The Jordan River Baptism Site is just something to experience! I prepared for that visit for two weeks but it is literally only on the morning I was going there that I found out through another review that there are no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Said to be the site where Jesus was baptized in the Jordan by John the Baptist. The facilities here are good for visitors and Christian groups. You can immerse yourself in the water and there where several people being baptized when we were there (...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BenYorkie
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The place is nice, but there are lots of flies that are annoying. It is probably more authentic as Jesus' baptismal site than up north at Yardenit, but the Yardenit site is definitely more beautiful and accommodating.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Roy H
Reviewed 3 October 2018

There are changing rooms at the site. You can also purchase a white baptismal gown for $8. It is quite sheer, so bring a bathing suit to wear underneath. You can also purchase a cheap small towel – which is better than nothing in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

A little remote, but certainly worth a visit. You can buy a white robe for the baptism, $8 each and other trinkets in a small gift shop. Changing areas and showers are there along with covered benches. The river itself is narrow with steps down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank welcome2thejungle
Reviewed 2 September 2018

According to the faith, Jesus may have been baptized here. Christians can undergo a similar ceremony over here as well as on on the Jordanian bank of the river (same site).

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank D L
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We visited as part of an organised pilgrimage and most of our group renewed baptismal vows in the way that Jesus would have done. It was strange to be only feet away from Jordan but have armed guards on both sides watching. The service was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Laurie G
10 April 2018|
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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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12 October 2017|
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It is in a security zone and I doubt you can enter without a tourist bus.
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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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