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The Church of the Beatitudes, Roman Catholic church located by the Sea of Galilee near Tabgha and Capernaum

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Located on a small hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee near Tabgha, the Mount of Beatitudes is the traditional site of Jesus' delivery of the Sermon on the Mount, probably the most famous sermon of all time. Pilgrims have been drawn to this scenic place since at least the 4th century.

Designed by the architect A. Barluzzi, the Catholic church on the Mount of Beatitudes is Byzantine in style. Its octagonal shape represents the eight beatitudes. It has a marble veneer casing the lower walls and gold mosaic in the dome.

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A: Mount of Beatitudes II (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount) with Mrs. Burlat

by JAN Maglasang, 10 meters away

Mount of Beatitudes II (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount) with Mrs. Burlat

Mount of Beatitudes II (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount) with Mrs. Burlat

C: Mount of Beatitudes II (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount) with Mercedes Maglasang

by JAN Maglasang, 10 meters away

Mount of Beatitudes II (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount) with Mercedes Maglasang

Mount of Beatitudes II (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount) with Mercedes Maglasang

D: Mount of Beatitudes II (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount) with JAN & Mercedes Maglasang

by JAN Maglasang, 10 meters away

Mount of Beatitudes II (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount) with JAN & Mercedes Maglasang

Mount of Beatitudes II (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount) with JAN & Mercedes Maglasang

E: Mount of Beatitudes, Israel

by William Hamblin, 20 meters away

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F: Mount of Beatitudes with JAN & Mercedes Maglasang

by JAN Maglasang, 60 meters away

Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.

Mount of Beatitudes with JAN & Mercedes Maglasang

G: Mount of Beatitudes I (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount), with Mecca, JAN & Mercedes Maglasang

by JAN Maglasang, 60 meters away

Mount of Beatitudes I (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount), with Mecca, JAN & Mercedes...

Mount of Beatitudes I (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount), with Mecca, JAN & Mercedes Maglasang

I: Mount of Beatitudes I (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount) with Berning Maglasang

by JAN Maglasang, 60 meters away

Mount of Beatitudes I (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount) with Berning Maglasang

Mount of Beatitudes I (where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount) with Berning Maglasang

J: Church of the Beatitudes 2. Israel

by Furman Artjem, 140 meters away

Church of the Beatitudes 2. Israel

This panorama was taken in Israel, Middle East

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Text by Steve Smith.

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