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Mount of the Beatitudes
Mount of the Beatitudes

Mount of the Beatitudes

Mount of the Beatitudes

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Mount of the Beatitudes

Mount of the Beatitudes refers to the hill in northern Israel where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, between Capernaum and Gennesaret (Ginosar) near Tabgha, Mount Arbel and Horns of Hattin. The architecture and the gardens are beautiful. The quiet atmosphere is perfect for pilgrims.

The mountain is topped by a Catholic chapel built in 1939 by the Franciscan Sisters with the support of the Italian ruler Mussolini.  The building which was constructed by the noted architect Antonio Barluzzi is full of numerical symbolism.  In front of the church, the symbols on the pavement represent Justice, Prudence, Fortitude, Charity, Faith and Temperance.  Inside the church hangs the cloak from Pope Paul VI’s visit in 1964.

Site Information
Names: Mount of Beatitudes; Church of the Beatitudes; Church of the Sermon on the Mount
Location: Tabgha, Galilee, Israel
Faith: Christianity
Denomination: Catholic
Order: Franciscan
Categories: Biblical Sites; Churches
Date: 4th century; 1938
Features: Footsteps of Jesus
Status: active
Photo gallery: Mount of Beatitudes Photo Gallery
Visitor Information
Coordinates: 32.880858° N, 35.555792° E   (view on Google Maps)
Lodging: View hotels near this location 

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