Whether people travel to sacred destinations to be closer to the supernatural or are interested only in the cultural or historical aspects of the religious complexes, holy places are the most visited destinations on the globe, attracting millions of tourists every year. Today, religious travel is one of the biggest forms of tourism in the world. For some it generates billions of dollars, for others it brings mystical experience and spiritual rebirth.
Have a look at ten most spiritual and important religious destinations in the world:
1. Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Jerusalem, Israel.
[caption align="alignnone" width="616"]Church of the Holy Sepulchre. By Randall NilesThe holiest site for the Christian world is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located in the walled Old City of Jerusalem in Israel. Although it is not absolutely certain, the church is believed to be built on the site of Golgotha and a sepulchre where Jesus was crucified and buried. Since at least the 4th century, the complex has been an important pilgrimage site, attracting hundreds of thousands of believers each year. Generally, Jerusalem is the most visited sacred city in Israel, a country that receives around 3 million tourists a year.