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Natural Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 6 Natural sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Glastonbury Tor
    Glastonbury, England
    This conical hill, topped by a 14th-century church tower, may have been a place of ancient ritual and it was a place of penance and pilgrimage for Catholics in medieval times.
  • Mount Precipice
    Israel
    Catholic tradition has it that this is the place where an angry mob in Nazareth attempted to throw Jesus over the cliff in Luke 4.
  • Mount Shasta
    California, USA
  • Mount Tabor
    Israel
    This steep hill has played an important role as a fortress in biblical and Greco-Roman times and it is thought by some to be the site of the Transfiguration.
  • Mt. Croagh Patrick
    County Mayo, Ireland
    Each year, a million pilgrims and visitors make the trek to the top of this holy mountain to pray, do penance, or just enjoy the spectacular views.
  • The Siq
    Petra, Jordan
    Visitors to Petra begin their exploration with a walk (or donkey ride) through this dramatic sandstone canyon dotted with Nabatean carvings and monuments like the Obelisk Tomb.