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“A tourist trap, nothing proveably authentic” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cana

Cana
Ranked #5 of 27 things to do in Nazareth
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Athens, Georgia
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“A tourist trap, nothing proveably authentic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

It is of interest that while the city of Cana is the one Jesus performed his first recorded miracle in, the Catholic and Greek Orthodox Church down the street both claim to be the site and to have relics of this event, but there is not a single fact to prove either claim. Both seem to be making a tidy sum from pilgrims who are unaware of the facts. It is nice to visit the village, but don't expect more than being in the location of this event, which verifies the Bible account enough for those with faith.

Visited May 2012
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“The first miracle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

I'm biased since this is the place of the first miracle so I thought this was a great place. The church is very lovely and maintained very well.

Visited May 2012
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“Cana - the site of the first Miracle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

Cana has grown hugely since the time of the first Miracle in the Bible. The Church of the First Miracle is well worth a visit as it gives such an insight into life in the first century. Really fascinating. As many visitors come from all parts of the globe, do get there early in the day or last thing in the afternoon. There are some wonderful small souvenir shops outside the church, where you can pick up many items at a price much lower than elsewhere.

Visited May 2012
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“With its historical and religious significance, a must for anyone visiting Israel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

As my wife and I were part of a pilgrimage tour of Israel, we had our wedding vows renew at the site where Jesus' first miracle is commemorated.

It was during a wedding feast at Cana in Nazareth that Christian tradition would locate where Jesus' first public miracle where he turned water into wine. For its historical and religious significance, Cana is a must for anyone visiting Israel.

Visited March 2012
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“Experience at Cana was so memorable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

We had our renewal of marriage vows in the Church were Christ performed his first miracle during a wedding feast. Given this religious significance + our officiating priest who celebrated the mass with us made it more memorable.

You can also buy Cana wines in the stores near the Church.

Visited March 2012
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