Anjara

Anjara has been declared as one of Jordan's five Christians pilgrimage sites. Jesus, his mother and disciples once rested here in a cave, where now stands the Church of Our Lady of the Mountain.

Jesus, his mother and disciples once passed through the ancient town of Anjara, located in the hills east of the Jordan River Valley. They rested in a cave where now stands the Church of Our Lady of the Mountain, a site of Christian pilgrimage and an example of community between Christians and Muslims in the area.

The Church of Our Lady of the Mountain or Sayyidat al-Jabal, was built in the 1950s, with a statue of Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. Anjara has been declared as one of Jordan's five Christians pilgrimage sites along with Tell Mar Elias (near Ajloun), Bethany (by the Jordan River where Jesus Christ was baptized), Mount Nebo and Machaerous (where John the Baptist was beheaded).