Mount of Beatitudes in Wikipedia
The Mount of Beatitudes refers to the hill in northern Israel where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the
The traditional location for the Mount of Beatitudes is on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee,
between Capernaum and Gennesaret (Ginosar). The actual location of the Sermon on the Mount is not
certain, but the present site (also known as Mount Eremos) has been commemorated for more than 1600
years. The site is very near Tabgha. Other suggested locations have included the nearby Mount Arbel, or
even the Horns of Hattin.
Churches at the site --
A Byzantine church was erected near the current site in the 4th century, and it was used until the 7th
century. Remains of a cistern and a monastery are still visible. The current Roman Catholic Franciscan
chapel was built in 1938.
Pope John Paul II celebrated a Mass at this site in March 2000. The Jesus Trail pilgrimage route
connects the Mount to other sites from the life of Jesus.
Vasco Nasorri is the italian artist who realised the mosaic installed in the floor in front of the
Church in 1984