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“Nicely preserved mosaic”

Kursi National Park
Ranked #14 of 35 things to do in Tiberias
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

In addition to the nicely preserved mosaic in what is believed to be one of the first Christian churches (prior to Jesus' arrival the inhabitants were pagan as opposed to Jewish), this is the supposed place of the miracle of the swine (for those who hunt for the connection between the land and the book; although there is a contender for this same miracle in Jordan).

The climb up the mountain is worth it for the church wall decorations.

In addition to the archaeological appreciation, on our visit in late May, we found the place to be quiet and relaxing, especially under the flowering Royal Poincianan, which provided the much needed shade. Should your visit coincide with the flowering of the royal poinciana tree that blooms from end of spring through the summer, it would be the highlight of the visit.

The Royal Poinciana is a native of Madagascar. It is consistently voted among the top 5 most beautifully flowering trees in the world. For several weeks in spring and all summers it is covered with exuberant clusters of flame-red flowers, 12-15 cm across. Royal Poinciana gets 9-12 meters tall, but its elegant wide-spreading umbrella-like canopy can be wider than its height. Other common names for Royal Poinciana include Flamboyant Tree, Flame Tree, Mohur Tree and Red Flame (www.syndu.com).

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Perhaps this isn't the most compelling stop along the Kinneret, but it is worth a look. The setting is beautiful. They have a wonderful audio explanation in both English and Hebrew. The stop should take no more than 30-45 minutes.

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is less visited than many other sites, but is one of my favorites in Israel. It has a mystical beauty about it. The monastery and its mosaics are cool. Walk up the hill, you can see how Jesus cast the demons out into the pigs here.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Kursi is a beautiful park. Our group stopped here and had a scripture time. The ruins were gorgeous and the flora is beautiful as well. It was very hot the time of day that we were there, so as with everywhere in Israel, make sure you have water and sunscreen.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Nice little gem of a National Park. Can easily see in less than an hour. On the east side of the Sea of Galilee so not around other sites so little out of the way.

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