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The Saxum Visitor Center helps pilgrims to deepen their knowledge of the Holy Land through different multimedia resources in order to enrich each person’s Holy Land experience.

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Visiting the Holy Land

Saxum wishes to make a pilgrim’s visit to the Holy Land more memorable. Here are some digital resources to help you prepare for the trip.

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Emmaus Trail

The Emmaus Trail is an initiative of the Saxum Foundation, the Ministry of Tourism of Israel, and the Jewish National Fund (KKL). Beginning at the Saxum Visitor Center and ending at Emmaus Nicopolis, the trail is 18 km (11 miles) and is not difficult.

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Latest News

Archaeology Congress at Saxum Visitor Center

The annual congress of the Israeli Antiquities Department took place at Saxum Visitor Center’s conference hall on August 5th. It was the fifth edition of the Judean Hills Archaeology, Environment and Community Congress. This year, Saxum hosted the event for the first time. There were seven lectures on  archaeology, urban planning and the history of the Byzantine […]

The Memorial Garden of Aaron Jean-Marie Lustiger

Not far from Jerusalem, the Benedictine Abbey of Abu Ghosh shelters an oasis, full of plants encircling a pond. A commemorative plaque reads that the place is dedicated to “the man who, from his special position, has done much for the relations between Catholics and Jews.” This man was Aaron Jean-Marie Lustiger. There is more about […]

Photo gallery: the Church of the Tomb of Mary

In the Garden of Gethsemane, close to the Church of All Nations, there is another slightly hidden site: the Church of the Tomb of Mary.  Several Christian traditions talk about the death or dormition of Virgin Mary, but all coincide to say that she was taken, body and soul, to Heaven: the Assumption. This church […]

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