Search
 

 More From Region

 

Cities:

Church of John the Baptist

​The Church of John the Baptist is where Christians have marked John’s birthplace for over 1,500 years.

On this Page:

A picturesque lane in a village outside of JerusalemEin Karem – the traditional “town in the hill country of Judea” (Luke 1:39) – leads to the Church of John the Baptist, where Christians have marked John’s birthplace for over 1,500 years.

The vestiges of many centuries of destruction and rebirth can all be seen here; mosaics attest to earlier houses of worship, while the inner walls of today’s church, rebuilt in 1674, are covered with beautiful blue and white Spanish tiles.

The most ancient part of this venerable landmark is downstairs. It is the cave where early Christians gathered to worship on the site of the house of Elizabeth and Zachariah. Here, depicted in marble, are John’s birth, his naming, and his baptism of Jesus in the Jordan. After your visit, the church courtyard, shaded by pungent pepper trees, is the perfect place for prayer and Bible study.




 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Museum on the Seam is a unique museum in Israel, displaying contemporary art that deals...
Witness with your own eyes treasures that have not been seen for 2,000 years! 70 recons...
Israel's current official presidential residence was constructed while Zalman Shazar se...
An academic branch of Brigham Young University for Middle Eastern Studies, built at the...
. Mount Herzl. The State of Israel’s national cemetery was named after the state visio...
The House of Representatives of the State of Israel, comprising a plenary, conference r...
 

 Accommodations

 
A historic, world famous Hotel, located in the heart of Jerusalem, with all amenities, ...
The Ambassador Hotel, built in 1952, is one of the first modern hotels in East Jerusale...
A luxury hotel located a few minutes from the Old City. The hotel's Primavera gourmet r...
Exceptional facilities, outstanding service and elegant accommodations characterize the...
Christian Sites