Lower Galilee Sights

Church of the Beatitudes

  • Rte. 8177 Map It
  • Ginosar
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

This domed Roman Catholic church, run by the Franciscan Sisters, was designed by the famous architect and monk Antonio Barluzzi. Commissioned by Fascist leader Benito Mussolini while he was dictator of Italy, the church was completed in 1937. The windows are inscribed with the opening words of the Sermon on the Mount. The terrace surrounding the church has a superb view of the Sea of Galilee, best enjoyed in the afternoon when the diffused western sun softens the light and heightens colors. Keep in mind this is a pilgrimage site, so dress modestly and respect the silence. The gardens on the Mount of Beatitudes and the church open daily at 8 am, but they close from noon until 2:30 pm.

Sight Information


Rte. 8177, off Rte. 90, Ginosar, Northern District, 14980, Israel

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  • NIS 10 per vehicle

Published 05/04/2017


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