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Religious tourism: the Places of Jesus?

La Catholic church boasts the largest number of faithful in the world. Also thanks to this not indifferent detail, for several years now the historical places in which, according to the Bible, he operated Jesus Christ they have become real points of reference for the phenomenon of religious tourism. Most of these destinations are found in Palestine, the latter divided into three regions: the Galilee Samaria and Judea. Let's see, specifically, what are the cities and the places where Jesus lived told in the holy book.



Index

  1. Visit to Bethlehem: where Jesus was born
  2. Nazareth: the city where Jesus lived
  3. The places of the Gospel: Lake Tiberias
  4. Jerusalem: the city where Jesus died
  5. User questions and comments

Visit to Bethlehem: where Jesus was born

This guide of ours could not fail to start from home town of Jesus: Bethlehem.
In this West Bank city you can visit important buildings and places of worship:

  • basilica of the Nativity, dating back to the th century at the behest of the Roman emperor Constantine;
  • milk caves, this is the very famous cave in which, according to the stories told in the Gospels, the Savior was born;
  • field of the Shepherds, the place where, according to tradition, an angel announced the birth of Christ.

Nazareth: the city where Jesus lived

In this city, the "Holy Family", he withdrew on his return from Egypt. It was in the capital of Galilee that Jesus spent a good part of his childhood. Among the most important pilgrimage destinations we find:



  • basilica of the Annunciation, inside which there is the grotto of the Annunciation where the Holy Virgin received the revelation of the Archangel Gabriel;
  • church of San Giuseppeaccording to tradition, the home of Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
  • Mount Tabor, not far from the city: according to the scriptures, Jesus was transfigured here.

The places of the Gospel: Lake Tiberias

Il lake of Tiberias , also called "Sea of ​​Galilee" was the site of various events concerning the life and work of the son of God. Among the places to visit:



  • The archaeological site of Magdala, where Mary Magdalene was born;
  • the church of Tabgha, linked to one of Christ's miracles or the multiplication of the loaves and fishes;
  • Capernaum, here it is possible to visit the excavations of the ancient village where Christ worked and the remains of the church built on the real house of the apostle Peter.

Jerusalem: the city where Jesus died

The last unmissable stage of our path on the shadows of Jesus, includes a visit to the city of Jerusalem: here, according to the scriptures, he came crucifix, sacrificing himself to save his "brothers". In this city the holy places to visit are:

  • the Church of the Flagellation, starting point of the Via Crucis;
  • Holy Sepulcher, here the body of Christ was placed, exactly on the Stone of the Anointing;
  • mount Zion, near which is the Cenacle, the place where Jesus ate his last supper with the apostles.
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