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Yardenit is a significant baptismal site along the Jordan River in northern Israel. It is known for its religious and spiritual importance, particularly for Christian pilgrim groups.

History of Yardenit

The State of Israel developed Yardenit site in the 1970s. Being well-maintained, with changing rooms and comfortable access to the river, it quickly became a popular destination for Christian pilgrims. Moreover, a local tradition developed that this is where John the Baptists baptized Jesus.

Baptismal ceremonies

Today the site invites pilgrims of all denominations to participate in baptismal ceremonies, reaffirming their faith by a deep spiritual experience. Morever, the lush surroundings are thoughtfully landscaped, and comfortable seating areas are set for congregating during the ceremony.

Visiting Yardenit

Yardenit is open every day of the week, from 8:00 to 17:00. Entry to the water is free but there is charge for using of the showers and purchasing the baptismal gown. The facility also boasts a big souvenir shop and a restaurant, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable visit for all.

A tour and baptismal ceremony in Yardenit can be combined with a day tour of the Galilee.

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