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The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ

Al-Maghtas, Jordan
+962 5 359 0360
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very close to the banks of Jordan River, in the area of Baptism Site of Jesus Christ, there is a small but nice church dedicated to the Saint John the Baptist. The church is under the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate. Inside you may find a moment...More

Thank Lucian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The site from Jordan side was left as simple as possible. Not much commercial gimmicks. Guide provided by government was knowledgeable and professional. In hot months, avoid going between hours of 11:00 and 14:00.

Thank Mohannad L
Reviewed 23 November 2017

To see the area that Jesus is baptized is worth the journey. You can be baptized here as well. Not a lot else to do here. Bring a bottle and save some Jordan water to bring home.

Thank RickyLee
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The site is kept very simple, not commercial (contrary to the other bank managed by Israeli authorities). A short trip from Amman city.

Thank Patrice-Hanoi
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I was a solo traveller who booked a driver through localtrips.net (JD70 from Amman with other stops). Admission was JD12. We waited about 10 minutes for a minibus then drove into the site. You then walk a considerable distance (good shoes are a must), past...More

1  Thank Gary L
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Just marvelous to visit this Holy place and see where Jesus Christ was baptised. You can a close look at Palestine from the border where the Jordan River is the natural borderline. Visitors can also visit the Jordan river where they can dip in its...More

1  Thank Ahmad H
Reviewed 18 September 2017

its a highly recommended place to visit the golden church where Jesus baptism took place, and don't forget to touch the holly water, where u are 2 steps from Palestine its a very religious place not to be missed. the guided tour is mandatory and...More

1  Thank jadgeha
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Whether you are too religious or moderate or not even religious - this spot is a must see. You will be surrounded by great history - much to see. There is a bit of walking to reach the spot where only a cord in the...More

Thank Buttercookie10
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The church is open only on certain days and short period. It is closed most of the time. The river is no longer a river, its just a small stagnant water body that stinks and is full of algae. The guides walks you for about...More

1  Thank Dilna J
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The ticket office/entrance where they check your Jordan pass is rather unremarkable. The small buses used to drive tourist to the site are old, no air-con and filled with flies. The most interesting part to us, atheists, were the proximity to Israel. It was literally...More

Thank Nutologist
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Stephen Z
16 June 2017|
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Response from Debasish K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is some distance to walk from the bus stop to the actual baptism site and then to the Jordan river which is about 500m but most of the walk is through a shaded path.
1 August 2016|
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Response from Ropongi | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get baptised, but there is no permanent priest there: it is necessary to be organized in advance.
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22 March 2016|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
Safety is not a problem at all. I have been there twice and I do appreciate that people can have a perception of danger because of its location, but you could not be safer. Everybody is there to witness a past event and... More