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Photos of castles, palaces, fortresses, temples, cathedrals, monasteries - Israel

Due to its historical and cultural significance, Israel is a popular tourist destination. There are more than 300 different historical sights, which, due to the small size of the country, are located not far from each other, which makes them more accessible.

Acre Fortress

Israel, Acre, XII century fortress

According to the abundance of historical sights in Israel, the fortress city of Acre is inferior only to Jerusalem. Once the largest seaport in the Mediterranean, Acre has become the scene of significant events for many nations.

Church of the Nativity

Israel, Bethlehem, IV c. Temple

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the most important Christian shrines and the oldest continuously functioning church in the world, built on the birthplace of Christ. The temple is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Church of St. Mary Magdalene

Israel, Jerusalem, 19th century temple

The church stands in the legendary Gethsemane, where, according to legend, Jesus prayed on the last night before the execution.

Monastery of the Assumption

Israel, Jerusalem, 19th century monastery

According to legend, the monastery was built on the site of the house of St. John the Evangelist, in which the Virgin Mary lived her last years.

Knesset Palace

Israel, Jerusalem, XX century palace

In Israel, anyone can see with their own eyes the work of the country's parliament. Excursions to the Parliament House are free in seven languages.

Gornensky monastery

Israel, Jerusalem, 19th century monastery

In Soviet times, it was the largest monastery of the Moscow Patriarchate outside the USSR.

Tower of david

Israel, Jerusalem, XIV century fortress

The walls of the ancient fortress “remember the whole history of Jerusalem - from the Hasmoneans to the present day. Nowadays it is a museum in which city festivals, fairs, and concerts are held.

Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Israel, Jerusalem, 11th century temple

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is revered by the most sacred Christians of the whole world. He stands on the site of Calvary, where he was crucified, buried, and then Jesus Christ was resurrected.

Dome of the Rock

Israel, Jerusalem, temple VII in

The Dome of the Rock is the most famous Islamic temple built over a sacred stone, from where the prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. The Dome of the Rock is by far the most beautiful and oldest Islamic monument.


Israel, Capernaum, ruins I-VI in

Capernaum is an ancient fishing village on the northern shore of the Sea of ​​Galilee in Israel, where the famous Byzantine era synagogue is located, on the site of which Jesus performed many miracles.

Basilica of the Annunciation

Israel, Nazareth, XX century temple

The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth is a modern Catholic church built over the remains of a Byzantine temple, in which a cave has been preserved, where the Virgin Mary received the good news from Gabriel that she would give birth to Jesus.

Bahai Temple and Gardens

Israel, Haifa, XX century temple

Bahai Gardens are the main shrine of the Bahai Faith, a religion that preaches the unity of all religions of the world. Unesco listed for outstanding universal value of holy places.

Montfort Castle

Israel, Haifa, XIII century castle

In the Upper Galilee, in the north of Israel, is the Nahal Kziv Nature Reserve with unique nature and a beautiful stream. In the center of 20 km of the valley, a ridge rises, on top of which you can see the ruins of the Montfort Castle built by the crusaders.

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