The holy lands of Israel are home to many famous churches scattered throughout the country.
If you plan to have a spiritual trip to visit the churches of Israel and enjoy its history and architecture while connecting with your faith, then this blog is for you!
Our experts at Coral Tours prepared this list of churches you can’t miss during your next bible land tour to Israel.
1. St. James Cathedral
Located in Jerusalem, it is one of the only intact churches from Israel’s crusader era. It has beautiful mosaics and more than 130 one-of-a-kind religious paintings. It was completed in the 12th century and is the principal church for the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
2. St. George Monastery
Built-in some of the harshest of conditions in the rock walls of the Wadi Qelt desert, it dates back to the 4th century. It was built by Byzantine monks that retreated to the Judean desert and is one of the last monasteries that remain standing even after invaders, pillagers, and earthquakes.
3. Church of the Multiplication
This church is located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in Tabgha, a small town in the Tiberias Sub-district. The building is decorated with shiny white stones from the Tayibe quarries, the roof truss is made in Germany and has red tiles from Italy.
The importance of this church is due to the miracle described in Mark 6: 34-44 when after a massive gathering it was time to eat and they only had two fish and five loaves; Jesus looked up to heaven, gave thanks, and began to distribute the food among those present, of which all ate and were satisfied.
4. St. Gabriel’s Church
St. Gabriel’s church also known as the Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation is located in downtown Nazareth. The largest Christian Church in the Middle East it is colorfully decorated in a modern architectural style. Inside its murals and stained-glass windows are impressive. This is the site traditionally known to be the place Mary learned she would be pregnant with Jesus.
5. Church of all Nations
The Church of All Nations is located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane, opposite the walls of the Old City. The church commemorates the site where Jesus prayed on the eve of his crucifixion. The modern church stands out from the other churches on the Mount of Olives thanks to the impressive mosaic that adorns the facade.
It’s your time to have a memorable Church Trip!
These are just a few out of many other impressive churches waiting for you in Israel. Our Coral Tours experts can assist you with creating the most memorable and fully customizable Church Trip to Israel.