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Capharnaum the Town of Jesus

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

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Great place to visit

This has a lot of good information and places to take great pictures. The history of this place as concerned to Jesus makes it a must stop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This has a lot of good information and places to take great pictures. The history of this place as concerned to Jesus makes it a must stop.

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about 30 minutes walking around and taking pictures of this fascinating architectural sight....our tour guide read passages of the Bible and all made so much more sense being there at the same time while picturing how it was....being inside the beautiful church above the ruins of the town of Jesus was peaceful ...windows overlooking the Sea of Galilee

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overlooking the sea of Galilee this beautiful church has wooden carvings depicting the life of Jesus. It was the place or town where Jesus preached. The grounds houses ruins which are supposed to be Peter's house. A must see for all.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a lovely plave on the Sea of Galilea where you can see the remains of St. Peter's house. It is well preserved and the franciscans built a church on this site...a very modern and simple one. The place is quite and simple and sea right beside it...

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our journey to Israel would not be complete without a visit to town of Capernaum featuring the synagogue where Jesus actually preached. Great photo opportunities of the Sea of Galilee.

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South Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to imagine actually visiting the town that Jesus lived in during his preaching years. The main attraction there is the ruins of St. Peter’s House, where Jesus was supposed to have lived. A large church is built above the ruins. From inside the church, visitors can look down into the house through the glass floors in the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We enjoyed our visit here mostly because the old synagogue is likely where Jesus would have preached when he was younger. The site is also pretty because of it's close proximity to the sea. There is a bus park and generally a lot of people up the road but if you go past what looks to be a barrier then... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Jesus is believed to have preached at the synagogue, identified because it faces Jerusalem. The lower foundation is dark, it is the older synagogue. The lighter, newer foundation is the newer synagogue. Near the synagogue is an inscribed stone believed to have been inscribed by the two brothers, James and John Zebedee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The synagogue still remains with some Roman Columns. The whole town is there, you can see all the walls. There's a modern catholic church on top of St Peter's house, but you can see the wall. Amazing experience.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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