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Yardenit, the Baptismal site on the Jordan River, welcomes pilgrims and tourists from all over the world, to experience the beauty of Baptism or Re-Dedication in the pristine waters of the Jordan River. Entrance to the site is free. Yardenit offers...more
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Kibbutz Kinneret | Jordan Valley, Kinneret 1511800, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While there appears to be some controversy about the baptismal site of Jesus, one possible site is Yardenit, located on the banks of the Jordan in the southern portion of the Sea of Galilee. A visit to the baptismal site is very special, and allows...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The highlight of my pilgrimage to Israel was completed here. A life long wish has come true. A well organized event. Our Pastor came with us and Baptized us all here. This site was recommended to us and I must say it was the perfect...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was deeply touched by this place. It was lovely to have the opportunity to renew your baptimal promise. The Jordan River has tiny fish swimming about when you were in the water. A great atmosphere was felt at this place. I would recommend buying...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Knockabout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The enthusiasm with which so many people were getting re-baptized was a joy to see.....so happy, so excited, so fulfilled. Whether this is your faith or not, the vibes here are joyous and the baptisms are fun to watch.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank NJ-Eric
Reviewed 5 October 2019

Christians touring Israel often want to see or even experience the Jordan River -- largely now a mere trickle of the river it once was. Jesus' own experience of being baptized by John took place in Judea, well south of Yardenit, but Yardenit gives easy...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David D
Reviewed 5 October 2019 via mobile

It was a place to go and I enjoyed it, but as far as feeling spiritual..... well it is just so commercialized and it makes it hard to feel the peace. Looking at the countryside is another story. To think Jesus May have stepped in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank margow132
Reviewed 29 September 2019

No, this is not the actual place where Jesus was baptized. But it is the Jordan River. Like most places along a Holy Land tour/pilgrimage there will be tourists, lots of people. But if you can focus on why you are actually there, it can...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 21 September 2019 via mobile

It was wonderful to witness several baptisms at this place. This is one of two traditional baptismal sites. It is also worth taking a walk around Yardenit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SteveandDD
Reviewed 23 August 2019

August 2019 was my second visit to the Yardenit Baptismal Site, and during both visits I was under the impression that this was the site where John baptized Jesus. That's not the case. The original site is a few hours drive south, near the Dead...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank FancyFree55
Reviewed 7 August 2019

This is a peaceful, but busy area, with several baptisms taking place. When looking into the water at this site one would often see a catfish swimming about. If your feet are in the water you can also often feel tiny fish nibbling at your...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Tina W
24 May 2019|
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Response from TheShis | Reviewed this property |
You need to get a baptizer in advance, as most of the time there isn't one there.
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Klara1969
10 March 2019|
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Response from Charlie4577 | Reviewed this property |
Klara1969, I believe that there is someone there who is employed by Yardinit to baptize you. However, if they don't, you can just ask one of the other groups if their pastor will baptize you. It is one of the highlights of... More
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Dennis C
16 January 2019|
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Response from Katie B | Reviewed this property |
It would be easier for you to wear a swim cap.
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