by nobert soloria bermosa on 06/04/11 at 1:23 pm
These are the “Holiest Cities” of the major religions in the world; Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Baha’i Faith, Confucianism, Sikkhism, Shintoism, Cao Dai and Baha’I World Center.
Here’s a list of the holiest cities of the world. These Holy Cities are major places of worshipped by the largest and even minor religions in the world and attract millions of tourists and pilgrims from all over the worlds.
1.) Jerusalem City, Israel: Holy City for Judaism, Christianity & Islam
Jerusalem, one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world is holy to three of the most influential and popular religions in the world – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Jerusalem, which means “Abode of Peace”, is the holiest city for Judaism. For Christians, it has been a holy city since the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. For Sunni Islam, Jerusalem is the third holiest city.
2.) Rome City/Vatican City, Italy: Holy City for Catholic Christianity
Rome, the capital of Italy, is a Holy City for Catholics. Vatican City is contained within the City of Rome. The St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest Catholic Church is located in Vatican City, the smallest state in the world. Rome had been the center of Catholicism since the Medieval Time.
3.) Mecca City, Saudi Arabia: Holiest City for Islam
Mecca, a city in Saudi Arabia, is the holiest city for Islam. It is where Muhammad established the foundation of Islam, now the second largest religion in the world. Mecca is visited by over 13 million people performing the Hajj pilgrimage by walking seven times around the Kaaba. Mecca is restricted to Muslims only; non-Muslims are not permitted to travel or enter the city.
4.) Lhasa City, China: Sacred City for Tibetan Buddhism
Lhasa City, one of the most spectacular cities in the sky, is the capital of Tibet, an autonomous region in China. The city is known as the holiest city for Tibetan Buddhism. The most remarkable Buddhist structure in the city is the Potala Palace, the official residence of the Dalai Lama. Lhasa is one of the world’s highest cities.