5 Must-See Christian Sites in Israel

A aerial view of Israel

To walk where Jesus himself walked is a sacred experience that every Christian believer should look forward to. This is exactly the reason thousands of Christians visit Israel each year. Known to many as the Holy Land, Israel is home to many key scriptural events as recorded in the Holy Bible, both in the Old and New Testaments.

Here are some of the must-see places if you ever make that trip to the Holy Land:

Via Dolorosa

Via Dolorosa, or otherwise known as the Way of Sorrows, is the path that Jesus took from his trial all the way to his crucifixion and then to the tomb where his body was taken after he died. In total, there are 14 Stations of the Cross.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built on Calvary or Golgotha, the spot where Jesus was crucified. The Church has four of Via Dolorosa’s Stations of the Cross.

Garden Tomb

Discovered in 1861, the Garden Tomb is regarded as the place where Jesus was buried. The beautiful gardens invite moments of reflection and prayer. It is considered as a very sacred location for Christian believers.

Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee is a popular spot for many of Jesus’ miracles. Today, tourists visiting the place can sail in the magnificent lake using replica fishing boats similar to those used during the times of Jesus.

Bethlehem

Of course, no visit is officially complete without seeing Bethlehem, the place where Jesus was born. Located nearby is the Shepherd’s Field, where angels announced Jesus’ birth to a group of shepherds watching over their flock.

To make the most of your visit, you can check out LDS Holy Land tours and other guided tour services. That way, you can learn as much as you can about the sacred places you visit.