Part 2 of my two part tip of the wedding church with more picturesThe origins of the wedding church is from the 4rth century when empress helena, the christian mother of the then pagan and then became christian emperor of Roman Empire, Constantine, built a church here at Karf Kanna, this was identified with the remains of a large building found by...more
Part one of my two part tip of the wedding church with more picturesThe origins of the wedding church is from the 4rth century when empress helena, the christian mother of the then pagan and then became christian emperor of Roman Empire, Constantine, built a church here at Karf Kanna, this was identified with the remains of a large building found...more
The Franciscans Church in Cana was built in19th century on a place of a mosque, which had been built on the place of a synagogue dating back to the 5th century. The Franciscans bought the land near the mosque in 1641 but had to wait for more two centuries to build the church in 1879.more
HaMayyan (the Spring, in Hebrew) is a small family owned and run restaurant in the Galilee village of Kfar Cana (where the Church of the Wedding is located, you know where Jesus made wine out of water)....Now while they cannot make wine out of water here at HaMayyan, then can and DO make some excellent Arabic dishes. The restaurant is simple with no fancy trappings or plush chairs, but all the food was fresh and in abundance. You can choose several types of spitted meats done on the grills along with the local salads. All of our group thoroughly enjoyed everything served us.
Favorite Dish: The Hummus and the Masbacha were both superb, would go there again JUST for those. The small plates of salads, which included many types, were always being filled again, especially those they saw that we were wolfing down. We also ordered several types of spitted meats, lamb, chicken, sausage and hearts, all were very good.
And the very best thing of course was the price tag, only 50 NIS (about US$10) for each person, a REAL BARGIN.
Nazareth is a good Base for a Multi Day Northern Israel and Galilee Tour for tourists and for Pilgrimage by Christians as Nazareth has fairly nice and big accomodations and is way cheaper to stay than in Tiberias City along the Sea of Galilee and from Nazareth, the first stop on a Galilee Jaunt will be either at Mount Tabor (site of the Miracle of the Transfiguration), which is just 16 kilometers east of Nazareth or at Kafr Kana, which is just 9 kilometers north of Nazareth, then after the stop, will then proceed to other biblica sites like Mount Carmel, Capernaum, Tabgha, etc.
Being one of the major stops of Christian Pilgrims in Israel due to the famous Wedding Church of Cana, which comemmorates the First Miracle of Jesus turning water in wine, Kafr Kana has a lot of souvenir shops lining the main road going to the wedding church and the greek orthodox Church of Saint George nearby which sells all the souvenir items, ranging from religious stuffs like crucifixes, rosaries, scapulars, statues, wood carvings, the cana wedding wine and other regular touristy stuffs like guide books, maps, posters, fridge magnets, shot glasses, postcards, t-shirts and a lot more.
opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday
What to buy: all the christian religous and some jewish religous items you can think of and the famous cana wine plus all the obligatory kitchsy touristy stuffs.
What to pay: depends on your haggling skills
This will be my tips and pictures on the Cana Fridge MagnetsBeing an avid collector of Fridge magnets and shot glasses of my travels, buying these souvenir items here in Kafr Kana, site of the Miracle of Cana (of the wedding wine) is a must, Kafr Cana has lots of souvenir shops lining the main route going to the famous Wedding Church where you can...more
This will be my tips and pictures of the Cana Shot GlassesBeing an avid collector of Fridge magnets and shot glasses of my travels, buying these souvenir items here in Kafr Kana, site of the Miracle of Cana (of the wedding wine) is a must, Kafr Cana has lots of souvenir shops lining the main route going to the famous Wedding Church where you can...more
Since we are in a pilgrimage group that obviously included couples, renewal of the wedding vows at Cana is part of the experience and it was surreal to watch a renewal of wedding vows in the site of the biblical site of the first miracle of Jesus, the turning of water into wine in a wedding here in cana.this experience is definitely priceless!more
Being on a holy land tour and pilgrimage, having daily masses during the pilgrimage is a standard and since our first stop of our back breaking Galilee Pirgrimage after Nazareth and Mount Tabor is Cana, then hearing mass in the wedding church is a given. we had our mass in one of the small cave like chapels inside the wedding church and the main...more
This Arab Village, located just 9 kilometers north of Nazareth, is identified in Christian tradition as Cana of the Galilee. Here, according to tradition, Jesus performed the miracle of the wine, when he went to a wedding of a poor couple and turned water into wine. Most of the People here are Muslim Arabs (82%, Christian Arabs, 15% and Jews 3%)....more
although the exact taste and kind of wedding wine that was served in the Miracle of the wedding wine is still unkown today, enterprising Israeli Winemakers have produced and marketed the Cana Wedding wine and the Cana of Galilee Wedding Wine, which is found is practically all the souvenir shops in kafr cana and even in souvenir shops along the sea...more