Search
 

 More From Region

 

Cities:

Abu Ghosh

Abu Ghosh is a charming village  with important Christian connections just a few minutes' drive from Jerusalem. ​

On this Page:

Abu Ghosh

The charming village of Abu Ghosh, with its important Christian connections, welcomes visitors and is just a few minutes’ drive west of Jerusalem.

Beginning in the twelfth century, Christians began to identify Abu Ghosh as Emmaus, where Jesus appeared after the Resurrection (Luke 24:12-31). They imagined an old caravansary they found by the village spring as the destination of the disciples as the walked along the road “about seven miles from Jerusalem” (Luke 24:13).

The village’s impressive Crusader church, in a tranquil garden setting, is built over that spring. Its walls are adorned with paintings of New Testament figures – some of the oldest medieval frescos in the world.

Abu Ghosh has also been identified as Kiriath Jearim, where the Ark of the Covenant was brought after Philistine captivity (1 Sam. 6:21); a church on the hill with a panoramic view marks that spot. A vocal music festival is held in the village churches during Passover week and Pentecost, attracting music lovers from throughout Israel and abroad.

 

 

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
A museum reenacting the construction of the first Homa u-Migdal settlement and the chai...
The museum depicting the history of excavations in the Ophel and in the areas south and...
Five sandstone pillars at the foot of the western cliff of the Amram crater, at the sou...
En Hemed National Park You can enjoy a short and easy nature walk at En Hemed National...
The Or Torah (Tunisian) Synagogue’s claim to fame is that it is literally covered in mo...
The Benedictine Monastery is one of the most beautiful crusader buildings to have survi...
 

 Accommodations

 
Beit She’an Guest House is located close to the center of Beit She’an in the Jordan Val...
Ein- Harod Kibbutz Lodge, sits on a hilltop facing Mount Gilboa in Izraeel Valley , off...
Various-sized units in an old Arab house, from single rooms to six-person family suites...
The Ron Hotel in Safed, offer 50 rooms and is located at the foot of the ancient Cita...
 

 VideoSideVWP

 
 

 RelevantArticle

 
 

 Events In Area

 
 

 Untitled

 
Christian Sites