Holy Land trip, meaning, what to see, monuments

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Journey to the Holy Land, what to see, monuments and main attractions to visit, from the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre to the Wailing Wall.

Guide to the Holy Land

Before you decide to make a trip to the Holy Land is good to have the clear meaning of this term representing a particular geographical area.

With the definition of the Holy Land shows the territory of Palestine, today composed by the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which has a spiritual significance for Christians but also for Jews and Muslims.

For Christians it is the location of the places where he was born, lived, died crucified, was buried and rose again, with the ascension to heaven, Jesus, where are Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Nazareth.

For Jews, it is instead of the Promised Land, the one where Moses, inspired by God, led his people.

Muslims consider instead the land where Muhammad came after starting from Mecca to ascend to heaven with a visit to paradise after a quick flight over hell.

The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem would be built in the exact spot from which the Islamic prophet, he began his ascent shrouded in mysticism.

The main places to see in the Holy Land are the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection, the town of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, the Temple of Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock .

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