Israel - Promised Land - many-sided andAn attractive country. Since a long time, the convenient location of Israel - at the junction of three continents and two seas - has been attractive for conquest. The modern alliance of the three religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) closely intertwined in this territory and supports the rich history of the State of Israel, the ancient architecture of cities, holy places for pilgrims, successfully developing science, technology, medicine of the state.
Travel to Israel
The city of Nazareth. Travelers visit the city of Nazareth, paying tribute to the parents of Jesus Christ. As a tribute, in this city the future parents of the Savior's son lived - Mary and Joseph.
Here they received the good news of the undefiledThe conception of the Virgin Mary - the Blessed Virgin. In Nazareth is the largest temple of the Middle East - the Temple of the Annunciation, and also there is the Temple of the Wedding of the Lord. It was in this place that Jesus Christ performed his first miracle: at the request of His Mother, he turned water into wine at a wedding where there was not enough intoxicating beverage.
City of Bethlehem. The beginning of the history of the life of Jesus Christ begins here, now the Palestinian autonomy. A visit to this holy city has some compulsory requirements: a tour of Bethlehem can be carried out only by local residents, Israelis are strictly prohibited from entering the autonomy. If you decide to get to the city of Bethlehem in a rented car, then know that the Israeli auto insurance in the territory of Palestine is invalid. Throughout the territory of the Palestinian Authority, there are a lot of paramilitary checkpoints and people with weapons, but from this Christian shrines - the Cave of Christmas, the Yaselnaya square, on which the fortress of the Nativity Church is located, the Herodion fortress, built by Herod the Great, who ruled in Judea at the time of his birth Jesus Christ, have not lost their legendary destination for Christian believers.
The main goal of the pilgrims was and remains the cityJerusalem. This sacred city has existed on earth for more than 3 thousand years, it unites the settlements of Muslims, Jews, Christians and Armenians, their shrines and cultural values on their territory. Pilgrims of all religions strive to touch the Wailing Wall, leave a note with their cherished desire in the cracks and crevices of the Wall. To see the holy artifacts of the death and resurrection of the son of the Most High in the Temple of the Holy Sepulcher, which consists of three parts. This is the temple on Calvary - the place of death of Jesus Christ, the Church of the Resurrection and the chapel of the Holy Sepulcher. On the territory of Jerusalem, there are many ancient temples, mosques, fortresses and holy ruins worthy to be seen by travelers and pilgrims of all countries and peoples.
Dead Sea. Situated on the border with Jordan, the miracle-sea, according to ancient Greek philosophers, was created by all four elements (fire, earth, air and water). The Dead Sea is considered to be the most saline of all the seas of the world, rich in curative minerals, therapeutic mud, thermomineral springs, low level of ultraviolet radiation. The sea air is so full of oxygen and absolute silence due to the proximity to the desert that the Dead Sea has become a favorite vacation spot for locals and many travelers who, combining pleasure with usefulness, have the opportunity to treat pulmonary, neuralgic and skin diseases in health resorts and spas Israeli cruises on the Dead Sea.
Israel maintains a multitude of cultural andArchitectural values of world importance. The story of the Son of God - Jesus Christ - attracts more and more believers and tourists who want to make sure of the truth of the Bible, see the convergence of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem. A respectful attitude towards the past does not prevent the state of Israel from being considered a modern developing state.
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