Have you been to a religious place?

@maximax8 (30109)
United Kingdom
August 18, 2008 8:53am CST
The most religious place that I have been to was Israel. It has the Western Wall where the Jewish people pray. I saw the Dome of the Rock, one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. I popped over the West Bank to see the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. I climbed Mount Masada for sunrise then floated in the Dead Sea. Have you ever been to a religious place? If so, what did you see there?
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@ngaspero (851)
• Italy
18 Aug 08
Hi, als Italian I sow St Peter dom and the vatican state, but the more mystic town is Assisi with a lot of old church and the "eremo" with the little cells where sleeped St. Francesco and his "brothers"..in Assisi I go often (is only 10 miles from my home) also if I'm agnostic while is a perfect place for meditation.. Nun
@maximax8 (30109)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug 08
Italy is a beautiful country and I would love to take my older son to Rome. You are so lucky to live just minutes away from the interesting town of Assisi.
@ngaspero (851)
• Italy
18 Aug 08
Yes, also if in almost all Europe they're wonderfoul place I consider myself lucky to be bornd and to leave in Umbria, a wonderfoul side of Italy with a lot of little roman-mediaval town, abbey and castle with a lot of fair and mistery Nun
@amanda333 (739)
• France
19 Aug 08
I'm going to lourdes in september to see the pope say mass
• France
19 Aug 08
here in France every little village has beautiful statues of our lady or other saints dotted all around,and of cos jesus on the cross. On friday 15th august (assumption of the blessed virgin Mary) the mass was held outside in the countryside with a statue of our lady over looking us up on a hill, my children served on the alter, its very breath taking to watch
@SViswan (12071)
• India
18 Aug 08
Being an Hindu Indian, I've visited many Hindu religious places in India (mainly for religious purposes). On my trip to Egypt, we visited lots of beautiful Christian churches. Till I was married, we used to regularly visit a famous Christian place. It is where the Velankanni Church is situated. I'd like to visit some Buddhist places...hopefully I will be able to do it in a couple of years.
@maximax8 (30109)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug 08
I went to a Hindu mandir in Manchester for an educational visit when I was doing my degree and that was interesting. It must have been fascinating in Egypt. There are some lovely Buddhist temples in Japan that I would like to see.
• United States
18 Aug 08
I have never been anywere religous besides local churches. though i would love to go were you have described. that would be not only enducational. i could see and learn about more parts of the world and the things they practice...
@maximax8 (30109)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug 08
Local churches can be charming places with lovely stain glassed windows. I used to live near Canterbury Cathedral and so I went there quite often to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Going to Israel taught me more about religion that any text book.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
1 Sep 08
In my religion, everywhere and everything were created by the creator. Therefore, every place is a religious place. The more natural and less messed with by man, the more natural it is. Therefore, natural places are religious places. Esp. quiet ones without vehicles where one can pray, meditate, etc. Having explained that: Caves, mountains, woods, rivers, lakes, streams, etc. I lived in a cave in Arkansas during most of my days. Saw sunrises and went to sunrise ceremonies in Ark. Camped in my own woods on 10 acres. Walked up the side of a smaller, gentler mountains in the Adirondacks. Canoed Moose pond and lots of rivers, ponds and streams in NY State. I'd love to go to Colorado. See all those painted areas. Walked on a glacier in Alaskan area, saw mountain goats when flying over mountains in Alaska.
18 Aug 08
Hi Max Wow, you sound as if you were with me in Israel. I did exactly the same as you did, and yes, undoubtedly Israel was definitely the most religious place I have ever been. Quite an amazing country and somewhere I would love to go back to. Did you stay on a Kibbutz or where you just travelling around? Violetdreams