Second part in a series of top sacred sites around the world, brought to you by CruiseCompete.
Ethereal locations are where legends that transcend time were born . CruiseCompete reports the top Spiritual pilgrimages in Europe via Cruise Ship.
In a four part series, CruiseCompete will provide information on worldwide pilgrimage locations that consistently draw travelers in with their history and mystique. This second segment touches on locations in the Mediterranean. To read more about worldwide locations, please visit http://www.cruisecompete.com/sacred_places/.
In the Mediterranean:
1. Where Moses is reputed to have received the 10 Commandments...Cairo, Sinai Peninsula: Mt Sinai/St. Catherine's Monastery
2. The site where Jesus chose his apostles and performed miracles...Haifa, Nazareth / Galilee (Haifa), Israel: Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberius)
3. A mosque built in 1609 with more than 20,000 tiles and 260 stained glass windows...Istanbul, Turkey: Blue Mosque
4. Said to be Jesus’ birthplace, this cave (the former barn and manger) hosts the Altar of the Nativity...Jerusalem, Bethlehem: Cave of the Nativity
5. One of Judaism’s sacred sites, it was built in 515 B.C. and was intended as the final resting place of the Ark...Jerusalem, Israel: Western Wall
6. This church is known as the place Jesus' body was prepared for burial...Jerusalem, Israel: Holy Sepulchre Church
7. This site hosts a cluster of museums and monuments in remembrance of the Holocaust...Jerusalem, Israel: Yad Veshem
8. 103 mentions in the bible; 330 trees that are over 1,000 years old...Tripoli, Lebanon: Cedars of God Lebanon
9. Site where St Francis received his stigmata – Mount La Verna...Livorno, Italy: Chapel of the Stigmata
10. Home to Tombs of Pharaohs of the New Kingdom ? Tutankhamun, also known as for King Tut, is buried there... Luxor, Egypt: Valley of the Kings
11. St. John allegedly wrote the book of Revelation here...Rhodes, Greece: the Cave of the Apocalypse
12. Tuscan medieval abbey from 1218 (Ruins) and site of “Sword in the Stone” left by Galgano...Rome, Italy: Abbazia Di San Galgano
13. Home of Michelangelo's Pieta ? the Pope delivers the Angelus blessing every Sunday at St. Peter's square...Rome, Italy: St. Peter's Basilica
One of the many reasons people travel the world is to visit locations that have significant meaning in their lives – ones they feel will provide spiritual enlightenment or a life-changing experience. These “sacred sites” reflect a common thread throughout the great religions and are viewed as places where the faithful can go for healing, guidance or divine inspiration.
Unfortunately, many of the world’s most sacred sites have been inaccessible to all but the hardiest of travelers – those who were able to make arduous overland journeys. Now, however, say the cruise experts at CruiseCompete, travelers will find that today’s cruise itineraries make many of these locations surprisingly easy to visit.
These sites are but a sampling of cruise-accessible locations. To read more information on worldwide locations, please visit http://www.cruisecompete.com/sacred_places/, and watch for the coming of CruiseCompete’s sacred locations: Asia and the Middle East.
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