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  • Address: Kibbutz Kinneret
, Jordan Valley, Jordan 1511800, Israel
  • Hours: Dec– Feb Sat– Thurs 8am- 5pm, Fri 8am-4pm; Mar-Nov Sat– Thurs 8am- 6pm, Fri 8am-4pm. The last baptism ceremony is held 1 hour before closing.
  • Admission: Entrance: free; Baptism robes: $10

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Jordan River Baptismal Site (Yardenit) Tours

Located where the Jordan River flows from the Sea of Galilee into the Dead Sea, the Jordan River Baptismal Site (also known as the Yardenit Baptismal Site) is one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage – the site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. 

More than half a million tourists and pilgrims flock to the holy site each year, some simply to visit the historic site and many to be baptized in its hallowed waters. There are 12 baptismal pools at the site (visitors must purchase white baptismal robes in order to enter the pools), as well as changing rooms, hot showers and quiet prayer areas. Additional highlights include a waterfront promenade, a kosher restaurant and a gift shop, where it's possible to buy souvenirs including holy water and stones from the River Jordan.

Practical Info

The Jordan River Baptismal Site is located on the west bank of the Jordan River, around 10 km east of Jericho. The site is open Dec– Feb Sat– Thurs 8am- 5pm, Fri 8am-4pm; Mar-Nov Sat Thurs 8am- 6pm, Fri 8am-4pm, and the last baptism ceremony is held 1 hour before closing. Entrance to the site is free, but baptism robes cost $10 to rent and must be worn for baptisms.

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