Mount Zion, also written as Sion, in the Old Testament became a symbol and metaphor for the Promise Land, the Land of Israel. In the New Testament Mount Zion metaphorically is referred as the heavenly Jerusalem, God's eternal holy city.
The impressive monastery and holy land destination, located west of Jericho, can be reached by a narrow road that runs from Jericho along the route of Wadi Qelt, or in way of the Jericho-Jerusalem highway until you’ll see a sign for the monastery.
Named for “Our Father” prayer (Pater Noster), the Church of the Pater Noster also known as the Sanctuary of the Eleona stands on the traditional site in the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem where Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:2-4). This partially reconstructed Roman Catholic Church stands today in land formally belonging to France, which makes for an interesting Holy Land trip story.
The stunning location of Saint Catherine’s Monastery makes it an amazing holy land tour destination, located in the triangular zone between the Desert of El-Tih, the Gulf of Aquaba and the Gulf of Suez is made of granite rock blending with the colors of Mount Sinai.
Mount Nebo standing 3,300 ft high located only six miles northwest of Madaba Jordan is according to the scriptures, the mountain from where God showed Moses the Promise Land to his people before he died (Deuteronomy 34). Naturally Mount Nebo has traditionally been an important site for Christians traveling to the Holy Land, and is a popular stop for tours that go on to Jordan from Israel.