Israel – The Promised Land is a diverse and attractive country. Since ancient times, the convenient location of Israel – at the junction of three continents and two seas – was attractive for conquest. The modern union of the three religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) is 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, and 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. According to the legend, the future parents of the Savior’s son, Mary and Joseph, lived in this city.
Here they received the good news of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary – the Blessed Virgin Mary. In Nazareth, the largest temple in the Middle East is the Temple of the Annunciation, and there is also the Temple of the Wedding of the Lord. It was at this place that Jesus Christ accomplished his first miracle: at the request of His Mother, he turned water into wine at a wedding where there wasn’t enough a drink.
The city of Bethlehem. The beginning of the life story of Jesus Christ begins precisely here, now the Palestinian Authority. A visit to this holy city has some mandatory requirements: only local residents can conduct a tour of Bethlehem, Israel is strictly prohibited from entering the autonomy. If you decide to get to the city of Bethlehem in a rented car, then be aware that Israeli car insurance in Palestine is not valid. Throughout the Palestinian Authority, there are a lot of paramilitary checkpoints and people with weapons, but from this Christian shrines are the Cave of the Nativity, the Yaselnaya Square, on which the fortress of the Temple of the Nativity is located, the fortress Herodion, which was built by Herod I the Great, who ruled in Judea at the time of birth Jesus Christ, have not lost their legendary destiny for believing Christians.
The main goal of the pilgrims was and remains the city of Jerusalem. This holy city has existed on the earth for more than 3 thousand years, unites on its territory the settlements of Muslims, Jews, Christians and Armenians, their shrines and cultural values. Pilgrims of all religions seek to touch the Wailing Wall, leave a note with their cherished desire in the cracks and crevices of the Wall. See the holy artifacts of death and resurrection of the son of the Most High in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which consists of three parts. This is the temple on Calvary – the place of death of Jesus Christ, the temple of the Resurrection and the chapel of the Holy Sepulcher. On the territory of Jerusalem there are a lot of ancient temples, mosques, fortresses and holy ruins that are worthy of being seen by travelers and pilgrims of all countries and peoples.
The Dead Sea. Located on the border with Jordan, the miracle sea, according to ancient Greek philosophers, was created by all 4 elements (fire, earth, air and water). The Dead Sea is considered the most saline of all the seas of the globe, rich in healing minerals, healing mud, thermal mineral springs, and a low level of ultraviolet radiation. The sea air is so saturated with oxygen and absolute silence due to its proximity to the desert that the Dead Sea has become a favorite vacation spot for locals and many travelers who, combining business with pleasure, have the opportunity to treat lung, neuralgic and skin diseases in health resorts and spas resorts in the Dead Sea.
Israel holds many cultural and architectural values of world significance. The story of the son of God – Jesus Christ – attracts more and more believers and tourists who want to make sure the Bible is true, to see the convergence of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem. Respect for the past does not prevent the state of Israel from being considered a modern developing state.
Have a nice trip!