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Capharnaum the Town of Jesus

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Address: Capernaum, Israel
Phone Number: +972 4-672-1059

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Definitely go here if you are around Galilee

This was one of our favorite sites around the Holy Land. It is rather chilling to see the Sea of Galilee as the Apostles did 2000 years ago, as the city ruins are very near the... read more

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of our favorite sites around the Holy Land. It is rather chilling to see the Sea of Galilee as the Apostles did 2000 years ago, as the city ruins are very near the shore. The synagogue of 1500 or so years ago sits on the site of the one before it from 2000 years ago. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As with all archaeological places we visited in Israel just the history of the place is spine tingling. Just to give you a little background to give you a feel of the place. This was originally a fishing village located on the Northern shore of the Sea f Galilee. Capernaum was the home of Saints Peter, Andrew, James and John... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is basically a “symbolic” Christian site reference a location where Jesus taught. There is very little in the way of archeology to view. It’s not run by the government but by a combination of Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox orders. As a result it’s a bit of a prudish/nanny-like location . . . no shorts or short skirts allowed.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really interesting archaeological site, uncovering many of the first century houses. You can see how small they were, and how hard life must have been. There is a large synagogue ruin, though this is 4th century Byzantine, built because they thought Capernaum deserved a grand synagogue. Any original building would have been much more in scale with the other... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area this is a must. The ruins of a town where Jesus is said to have lived. It is on the shore of the sea of galilee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking amongst the ruins is truly a wonderful experience. They are remarkably well preserved and clearly show the epic size of the ruins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the few places where you can be sure Jesus actually stood, as Jesus' ministry in Capernaum is well documented in the Bible...if you spend some time hiking on the trails between Nazareth and Capernaum you will understand the story of Jesus in the gospels in a new way. It is impossible to really understand how difficult this journey... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Capharnaum is historically a place that Jesus spent a great deal of time and did a great deal of ministry. The synagogue there is one in which Jesus would have taught many times. Directly across from the synagogue there is a house/dwelling that is believed to be Peter's. It's in wonderful condition (unfortunately there is a Catholic church built over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Visiting Capernaum, I was amazed with the ruins of old Jew synagoge, the yard with eucalyptus tree, and the remnants of the house of Simon Peter. The synagogue has been restored and it shows clearly the floor, benches, and pillars. I stood there and imagined how the teaching of the Old Testament took place here, more than two milenium ago.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you are in Israel on a journey to walk where Jesus walked, then this is a must-go-to site! Lots of ruins, including home of St. Peter, as well as site/ruins of an ancient synagogue, traditionally held to be one where Jesus taught!

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