Holy Land (Palestine): what to see in the land of Jesus

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What to see in the Holy Land, an itinerary through this territory of high religious value, where Jesus was born and lived, from the basilica of the Holy Sepulcher to the Western Wall.


Tourist information

Before deciding to make a trip to the Holy Land it is good to have clear the meaning of this term, indicating a precise geographical area.

The definition of Holy Land refers to the territory of Palestine, now composed of the State of Israel and the Palestinian National Authority, which has an important spiritual significance as well as for Christians, also for Jews and Muslims.


For Christians it represents the location of the places where Jesus was born and lived, the same where he died, was crucified and was buried, before resurrecting and ascending to Heaven.

What see

The cities of Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Nazareth are part of the Holy Land.

The Jews instead consider it the Promised Land, the one where Moses, inspired by God, led his people.


It is considered by Muslims to be the land where Muhammad arrived, after leaving Mecca to ascend to heaven, with a visit to heaven after a quick flight over hell.

The Dome of the Rock of Jerusalem would have been erected at the exact point from which the Islamic prophet would have begun his ascension shrouded in mysticism.

The main places to see in the Holy Land are the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher, also known as the Church of the Resurrection, the city of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, the western wall of the Temple of Jerusalem, also called the Wailing Wall, and the Dome of the Rock .

Rick Steves' The Holy Land: Israelis and Palestinians Today (November 2021)


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