Mount of Beatitudes | Joe Walsh Tours

Mount of Beatitudes

Located near Capernaum, this is the site where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, including the eight well-known Beatitudes. Marked by a 4th century Byzantine church and a beautiful Basilica built in 1938, this spiritual place is an important Catholic pilgrimage site.

Local Information

  • Currency: Shekel
  • Local time: GMT +2 hours
  • Airports: Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)
  • Flight duration: 5 hours approximately
  • Languages: Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages; many people speak English
  • Climate: Mediterranean climate with long, hot and dry summers followed by short, cool to warm, wet winters; snow is possible inland on high ground at the height of winter
  • Voltage: 230V A/C. The standard for H plugs (local incompatible plug with 3 flat Y-shaped pins) and sockets was recently modified to use round pins, so most modern sockets accept both type C (Europlug with 2 round pins) and type H plugs; type M sockets are used for air conditioners; identical plugs and sockets also used in the Palestinian National Authority areas
  • Visa: not required for Ireland & UK citizens; nationals of other countries are advised to check with the relevant authorities
  • Passport: Ireland & UK passport holders travelling to Israel and Palestine must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel six months beyond the date of return; nationals of other countries are advised to check with the relevant authorities