Capharnaum the Town of Jesus

Capharnaum the Town of Jesus

Capharnaum the Town of Jesus
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,268 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Ruins are always difficult for the photographer, there are only so many things you can do with broken stones. We visited while on a pilgrimage, as do many others, so the advice was to travel light. My gear was a pocket camera, zoom lens, plenty of options for white balance and iso, and HDR. HDR in-camera is worth it because of the contrast in making photos of a site like this one. Note: if tired, there is a church next to the site where you can rest and relax.
Written March 31, 2020
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Ken D
Beavercreek, OH124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Capernaeum by the Sea of Galilee (Matt 8; Luke 7 & 10), the home town of Peter, has a church that hovers over the ruins of Peter’s house. The best part of the church is it is the ONLY one in the country we found that is air conditioned! Most are stagnant and sweltering in the late summer heat. The temperature was in the high nineties this day. The town was not built on and the excavated ruins are large and very educational in the fact of how cities were built 2,000 years ago. In the courtyard with his back to the Sea of Galilee stands a statue of Peter. A fish at his feet, a staff in one hand and the two keys to Heaven and Earth in the other. What a view behind him. Nice location Peter!
Written February 8, 2020
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Sofi NS
Athens, Greece22,792 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Capharnaum, the Town of Jesus, is it definetely the most interesting archaeological site in the vicinity of Tiberias. Ample parking and two different spots to check, the house of Peter and the main temple. The later offers some nice photographic opportunities and is the most impressive building in the whole of Tiverias in my opinion. You can also check the lake shores from the other side of the site. The modern church was closed when we got there, but then again everyting closes at 14.00 so it takes some effort to drive around and visit all the different locations around the lake.
Written September 4, 2021
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loist51
Richmond, VA786 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Near The Sea of Galilee, and the site where Jesus read, prayed and ministered to people. Jesus lived here for a time with Peter's mother-in-law. Today, there are really no walls to the rooms. Very peaceful and tranquil location to visit.
Written March 23, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Capernaum is the home village of Jesus Christ. It is a rather small place, but has many interesting features, including thee house of Peter's mother-in-law, which is now a place of worship. There is an elevated transparent floor, from which you can see inside the house. There is also an interesting ancient synagogue nearby. It's a touristy sort of place, but it's interesting.
Written October 31, 2022
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
My 2nd time there.
Now this July 2023, and the previous time was in October 2021.
Still impressive and highly recommended.
I went there again for the archeological findings, the Synagogue and the ruins of the city are exceptional, but also for the uniquely spiritual atmosphere.
Just look at the pictures.
The groups on my new pictures where from France (under the trees) and Ecuador (walking on the entry road)

Btw, entrance fees are only 10ils
Written August 2, 2023
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Jay B
Fairhope, AL1,031 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Wow, what a great place this is! The archeological site has been professionally and carefully excavated and the remains are simply one of the coolest treasures we saw in the entire Holy Land! We were on a guided tour and learned this was where Jesus lived for a while with the apostle Peter's mother-in-law. The house has been excavated and you can see where He actually sat, prayed, and ate meals. Incredible! The site also includes an excavated Jewish synagogue, so you can get a feel for worship practices of the Jews in those days. This amazing site has a working church, so be aware you may have to vacate that church above “Peter’s mother in law house” during worship services. They also have clean restrooms, a snack bar and a gift shop. All in all, a great place to spend a couple of hours away from the maddening crowds.
Written March 7, 2020
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Tom W
Basye, VA342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is the town Jesus called home and the hometown of St. Peter on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Archaeologists are relatively certain they have identified the home of St. Peter. Regardless, the excavation here shows what the town was like at the time of Jesus.

It is here that Jesus taught in the synagogue, healed Peter's mother and others and spoke to the crowds on a nearby Mt of the Beatitudes. If you go to the Holy Land this is a must see. Touch the Sea Of Galilee and read the story of Jesus again.
Written May 20, 2022
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX669 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We visited Capharnaum on our trip to Israel last summer (and on our previous trip to the holy Land about 5 or 6 years ago) and were very inspired and pleased to be there. The opportunity to walk where Christ walked two thousand years ago is so awe inspiring and unique that it should not be missed. Viewing the remains and ruins of the ancient town gives one a completely different concept of how Our Lord and the people of His time lived. It is much different from the classical pictures and mental images that one might have from grade school Bible History. Even a so-so spiritual person can feel closer, and more understanding of the New Testament and the Life of Christ after walking the lanes of the ruins of Capharnaum.
Don't miss it!
Written April 30, 2020
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Michele B
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
I loved seeing the remnants of the basalt synagogue, below the more famous one in the photo, because it is very likely the place where Yeshua spent Shabbat when he was in town. I also loved seeing what they think is the home of Peter. When I was there (twice, 1996 and 2000) it was required that women cover shoulders and knees, and no shorts for me, so beware.
Written June 22, 2020
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