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Kim G wrote a review Nov 2020
Pacific Grove, California3,135 contributions219 helpful votes
This intimate Byzantine Revival-Style, Roman Catholic Basilica was built in 1936-38, near the site of an earlier 4th century Byzantine church. Atop the hill where Jesus delivered his "Sermon on the Mount", the eight-sided (octagonal) church references the eight Beatitudes which Jesus revealed. The lush gardens are well-manicured, and the overall setting is tranquil. Views overlook the Sea of Galilee below, and the arched colonnades surrounding the Basilica add to its architectural beauty. The interior gold-mosaic, domed chapel is light, lovely and airy within, and the visitor is left with a spiritual feeling of tranquility between the church structure and surrounding gardens. Note the mosaics both inside the basilica, as well as out. Just a short stroll above the basilica, sits an additional building, which we did not enter, nor know of its purpose. There is an on-site facility to grab a snack or refreshment.…
Date of experience: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
teddy1014 wrote a review Oct 2020
Brooklyn, New York153 contributions55 helpful votes
The church honors one of Jesus' most beautiful sermons. The architecture of the church itself is not especially interesting, but probably a must see if you are Christian. Has a nice garden.
Date of experience: November 2019
louiselategan wrote a review Jul 2020
Durbanville, South Africa127 contributions25 helpful votes
Visiting this place, was so precious. It was like I could close my eyes and see Jesus talking to the thousands of people. Would really like to go back there again.
Date of experience: August 2019
Hlp wrote a review Jul 2020
Gordonsville, Tennessee150 contributions53 helpful votes
We went right before Covid happened. It was such a peaceful place. We had church right in front of the Catholic Church locates on the site.
Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
BillPNo1 wrote a review Apr 2020
Friendswood, Texas692 contributions183 helpful votes
The Church of the Mount of The Beatitudes is beautiful, peaceful, and serene (despite a fairly heavy load of reverent Pilgrims). This was our second visit there and both times we were inspired by its beauty, sacred history and location, and inspiration. The Church itself is simple and understated but packs an inspiring message to Believers. The grounds at the upper part of the mount, around the outside of the Church are beautifully landscaped and well maintained. Individual exterior altars are hidden in individual little copses and hide-aways to separate each from adjacent altars so multiple groups can celebrate Mass in privacy without being obviously squeezed next to, or nearby, other groups. The lower slopes of the Mount of The Beatitudes have been left in their natural state, so one can well imagine and picture Our Lord speaking to the crowds of His followers here two thousand years ago.…
Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote