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“Not your typical attraction”
Review of Domus Galilaeae

Domus Galilaeae
Ranked #5 of 32 things to do in Tiberias
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
New York
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Not your typical attraction”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Domus Galilaeae is an international Catholic study center. They accept visitors at certain hours (check in advance). We entered the impressive modern building, and were shown around by one of the seminary students from Latin America, who left quite an impression with his ability to speak 5 languages. Needless to say, the location is not incidental - the view is absolutely stunning and inspiring.

Visited March 2014
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Netanya, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Godly location and beautiful building”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

Domus Galilaeae is a shrine which combines the beauty of the views of Sea of Galilaeae and the modern italian architecture. there are opening hours with the guidance of local priests residing at the house. A really enjoyable stop at the Galilee.

Visited May 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Inspiring and symbolic”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is a Catholic theological seminary located in a beautiful modern building, commanding a great view of the sea of Galilee. Visiting this place is possible only with a local guide, normally one of the young priests or students that study here. One does not need to call in advance, as long as one comes during the (rather short) opening hours. The staff is extremely friendly and welcoming, and is always more then happy to show anyone around the place. they will furnish you a profound explanation about the reach symbolism and artistic works of the place.

Visited March 2014
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Jerusalem, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worth a visit because of the wonderful Thought behind the building or religion”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Amazing architect made amazing architecture with a lots of story's about spiritual that can touch everyone.We had a nice guide that spoke Hebrew so good so we could ask more story's about the Idea of this monastery.
We have been there 50 min and it was very very interesting

Visited March 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Majestic. Breathtaking views.”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

I have visited this amazing modern building perched overlooking the ancient Sea of Galilee several times. We were shown around by Rosa from Spain. Her tangible love of the place was touching. It is a seminary for very lucky trainee clergy from around the world. The structure was build for the Pope's visit to the Holy Land for the millenium in 2000. The conference room with glass wall overlooking the Sea of Galilee is breathtaking. There are many elements showing sensitivity and respect for Judaism, including the Torah Scroll on display in the library.
This is not a standard 'tourist attraction', so sometimes you need to wait to be shown around. We felt a bit awkward as if we were intruding, but it was well worth the wait to see around this majestic building.

Visited June 2013
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