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Cities in Israel



Jerusalem is revered as the Holy City by the three major religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. For Christianity, it is the place where the most significant events occurred. The most important places

  • The Coenaculum where the Last Supper took place with the Disciples of Jesus.
  • The Gethsemane Garden where Jesus suffered the agony of suffering seeing the sins of mankind.
  • The Chapel of the Ascension spot where Jesus ascended into Heaven.
  • The Via Dolorosa.
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre where the Golgotha ruins are, the stone of unction and the Jesus empty
  • Tomb called the Aedicula.

Currently, Jerusalem is divided into two sectors the walled city and the outside walls.




Nazareth, the capital of Galilee counts with 74000 inhabitants mostly Arabs. It is the largest Arab city in Israel.
Nazareth is located in a unique geographical position, surrounded by a chain of mountains that give the shape of a flower where possibly the name of Nazareth comes from.
The Basilica of the Annunciation is located in the center of the Old City, where the Archangel Gabriel is said to have proclaimed the birth of Christ. Right next door is the St. Joseph's Church where Joseph's workshop is said to have been found by tradition. After the Holy Family was forced to flee until the death of Herod the Great, they returned to Nazareth. Jesus grew up and lived here until the day of his revelation on the Jordan River.




Banias is an ancient site located at the foot of Mount Hermon, where is the source of the Banias River. This place is named for the Greek god Pan; here was built a temple by Philip, the son of Herod the Great. Banias is the first location where Jesus predicts his death (Mark 8:31). This area is also important in the New Testament because Jesus asks his disciples "who do you think that I am?” producing the "You are the Christ of God" response from Apostle Peter in Matthew 16:13-20.




Haifa is the third-largest city in northern Israel. Situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Carmel Mountain with amazing panoramas. Haifa is the home of Bahai Faith and contains the county’s largest port. In this city, you can also find the Monastery of Stella Maris at the top of Mount Carmel. Here is the cave where the Prophet Elijah is said to have inhabited.


The Sea of Galilee


The sea of Galilee is a sea flanked by the Golan mountains to the north and west. It is the largest freshwater lake in the Holy Land and the deepest freshwater lake on earth. The sea of Galilee is famous for its sudden storms caused by cold air coming from the slopes.

The Sea of Galilee is a very important place for Christianity, then there are places where Jesus performed many miracles such as walking on water, calming the storm and feeding the multitude. The biggest city on the lake is Tiberias. It was built in honor of Tiberio by Herodes Antipas as the capital of the kingdom.




Akko is one of the oldest cities in the world, today it has around 50,000 inhabitants. Due to its good geographical location, the city of Acre has been an eastern port commercial center since ancient times.

The most important showplaces of Akko are located in the old city. The well-preserved walls that surround the old city reflect his though history. Today people can visit and walk through its ancient ramparts, caravanserais and the subterranean crusader city.


Tel Aviv- Yafo


Tel Aviv - Yafo was founded in 1909 by a group of distinguished Jewish residents of Jaffa. They wanted to upgrade their lifestyle by building the first mid-eastern urban center with running water. The meaning of Tel Aviv is “Hill of Spring”. This city has become the commercial, cultural and political center of the nation. The cityscape is today characterized by many modern high-rises buildings.
In July 2003 Tel Aviv Yafo was declared a cultural UNESCO World heritage for the many “International“ Style.