Mount Tabor, also known as Har Tavor, is a mount located west of the Sea of Galilee at a height of 1,843 feet above sea level.
It’s a tourist spot in Israel one shouldn’t miss. This Mount is mostly covered in pine trees and offers two paths for hikers- one short path that surrounds the mount and passes through the Mediterranean Woods and Valleys and the long path which passes through the Shibli Village. There are mini-bus services too for tourists to reach the mountain top.
This place is full of history and the valley around has been a famous battle ground in the past and during the 18th Century, a French force under Napolean Bonaparte won over the Ottoman force here.
Two Christian monasteries are located at the mountain top. A Catholic Franciscan monastery with the Church of Transfiguration next to it and a Greek Orthodox monastery with an Orthodox Church on the northern side. The catholic Church of Transfiguration is a place tourists never miss out.
The Church of Transfiguration is considered by Catholics to be built on the site of Jesus’ transfiguration. The Church is built in a Roman-Syrian Architecture style.
The Church and its premises is currently protected under Franciscan custody.
The Church has a unique architecture and style with mosaic art works and stained glass paintings. The church has a main altar and two altars on either sides of it that is dedicated to
There is an altar within a grotto underneath the main altar. Beautiful stained glass arts could be found here. Above this altar is a remarkable stained glass work of two peacocks. These peacocks represent immortality, a symbol of Christ and the Resurrection.
It’s a unique place of beauty where one could enjoy outstanding panoramic views of the valley around….