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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 yesterday

It was quite an experience to see my wife re baptized in the Jordan River. The spot is just beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank William K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the site where Jesus was baptized on the Jordan River on Epiphany Day. There were tens of thousands of Christians who came from all over the world to take part in the ceremony. The atmosphere was happy, and there was lots of singing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AvronAvrille M
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Right down the road from Jericho on the Jordan River is the site where Jesus was baptized. Today it is just a small muddy creek. There is a wooden deck with handrails down to an underwater platform. Our pilgrimage group renewed our baptismal vows. You...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lilirishstar
Reviewed 27 December 2018

We went here and I have to say it was the worst trip we did in Jordan. We got there and paid for the guide, you can’t walk there or go in without a guide. The number of people meant there were 2 mini buses...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Nice place, have few options for deepin Jordan river. Have small place to eat. We recommend to visit if in area

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 848odeda
Reviewed 12 December 2018

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 16 November 2018 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
Thank Departure811861
Reviewed 7 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
2  Thank Cath G
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
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Laurie G
11 April 2018|
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Response from 145elite123145 | Reviewed this property |
Open from morning to dawn most days. Well guarded area with Soldiers.
12 October 2017|
Response from AfricaEddie | 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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