Emmaus Nicopolis

Emmaus Nicopolis, Jerusalem

Emmaus Nicopolis
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Emmaus Nicopolis, the Christian Holy place, where Jesus broke the bread after his Resurrection (Gospel of Luke, chapter 24, 13-35).The ruins of two Byzantine Basilicas and of a Crusader Church can be seen here, as well as the ancient Jewish tombs from the time of Jesus.
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EdgarCosset
Brooklyn, NY1,450 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Visiting Emmaus for a worship service with a pilgrimage group is a deeply meaningful experience not to be missed. Non-religious tourists may find it interesting for that importance but not a must-see. For Christians the story of how the disciples recognize the resurrected Jesus ‘in the breaking of the bread” is fundamental to the faith. So it is that lens they use to admire the ruins of the Byzantine basilica and visit the small museum dedicated to archeological finds and history. Without that perspective others may simply see a few broken stone walls and some faded mosaic remnants. Nevertheless, Emmaus has an aura of calm and peacefulness accessible to any visitor.

As usual the authenticity of the site is supported by consensus over other possible locations. What is known is that the area has been fought over for hundreds of years ranging from battles of Joshua, Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Ottomans even into the 1967 Six Day War. Richard Lionheart spent Christmas of 1140 here. The Basilica was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. Today the site and gift shop are reverently maintained by a detachment of the French Catholic Community of the Beatitudes. By car there is easy access from the main road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Written July 22, 2019
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Temper43 - Alfredo
Panama City, Panama1,238 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Apart from the biblical connotations this site is located off the main highway to Jerusalem-Tel Aviv, there you can find the remnants of what was an important village in the Herodian period, later a bizantine church and it is worth for catholic groups to stop here and do a mass, or if you explore the christian sites this site has to be visited. Entrance fee of NIS 5 is not a deterrant, take a brochure and walk around, as well as go into the museum and watch the video in several languages.

Enjoy it
Written July 15, 2019
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LookingForFamilyFun
Houston, TX1,523 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
You won't make much sense of this place without a guide, but we highly recommend a guided visit and go to the neighboring aijalon valley as well
Written January 25, 2019
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H C
Switzerland227 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
As other wrote about what you can see her I would refer to two points :
1. Since the Community of Beatitudes took over this place there are explanations all over it and you can see that they take care of it.
2. In the building above the site they established a small nice museum about the history of the place.
Written January 15, 2019
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WidleyTraveller
Waterlooville, UK853 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Visited as part of a pilgrimage and it was opened especially for us by a priest who let us quickly tour the location and view the tombs.
Written June 15, 2018
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Paige Sensoy
New Cairo City, Egypt26 contributions
May 2018 • Family
One of the possible sites of Emmaus. Small archeological ruins from different time periods as well as 1st century Jewish tombs. Up the hill you’ll find the chapel of adoration. Nothing spectacular or ornate, but a beautiful and peaceful setting. My 2 year old had no problem walking around the area and even up the hill into the chapel. Worth a visit, especially since it is so easily accessible from Hwy 1 between TLV and Jerusalem. 5 shekels entry, children under 16 are free.
Written May 26, 2018
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Mike F
Denver, CO715 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Pros
👍 Friendly Catholic community
👍 Crusader Church where you can still meet. It includes plastic chairs and an altar/pulpit
👍 Two chapels for mass and personal worship

Cons
👎 Small bathroom stalls, your knees got the door when sitting
👎 No paper towels to dry your hands.
👎 Air dryers not function correctly
👎 A lot of noise from highway
Written March 20, 2018
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Pudik
Tel Aviv, Israel766 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Small archaeological spot includes Romans ruins. Most Christian confessions relates this site to Emmaus, but there are no any archaeological or written confirmations. There are almost anything to look at Nicopolis ruins, more interesting to visit nearby large Canada park in former Spring valley. Romans spa, ancient olive gat (press), caves and on the hill slightly remains ruins of ancient Jewish fortress - many witnesses of several millenniums human civilization from very old times.
Written November 15, 2017
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Ann C
Nashville, TN2,370 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Emmaus is know to be the place where Jesus broke bread after his resurrection.

Just like numerous sites in Jerusalem there are more than one location where it is hypothesized Emmaus was.

5NIS/$1.30USD to enter. A handy information brochure/map is given at the entrance.

There is a archeological site here with remains of a Byzantine Basilica, Greek inscriptions, remains of mosaics, tombs and a Byzantine Bishop's house.

Above the archeological remains is a lovely Chapel for prayer and a small museum.
Written September 14, 2016
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airport2015
Tel Aviv District, Israel997 contributions
Jul 2016
On your way to Jerusalem on Road #1 near Latrun,here Yehuda Hamacabi defeated the armies of Nikanor and Gorgias, army leaders of Antiochus 4th,165 B.C. Site of the 5th Roman Macedonian Legion built by Titus renamed EMMAUS NICOPOLIS,,In 1967 the village was destroyed and is part of the Canada Parc, the excavation of the church found 12th Century Crusaders Church,,built on corner stones of Byzantine 5th Century Church with a special cross figured Baptise pool Emmaus is the place where Jesus appeared ,nearby in the big white buils ding built by Baskian order,is a small exhibition of mosaics and excavation findings,It used to be a British Military outpost Between 1948 to 1967 a UN Troops post as a part of the area of No Man Land,Today the Peace House of a Neo Catholic small Order
Written August 30, 2016
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