Kefar Nahum Travel Guide

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Kefar Nahum Things to Do

  • ancient roman synagogue

    I am the bread of life… these things he said while teaching in the synagogue of Capharnaum (gospel of John 6:59)The main attraction in Capernaum is the Ancient Roman Synagogue. It was built somewhere around 4th or 5th century AD with white blocks of calcareous stone that made (and still does) a big contrast with the black basalt they used for the...

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  • House of Peter

    On leaving the synagogue he entered the house of Peter and Andrew with James and John (Gospel of Marc 1:29)The area between the synagogue and the lakeshore is full of ruins, the excavation brought in life a big part for the roman town that was there since the 1st century AD and was in use till 4th century. The octagonal church was built during the...

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  • church of the Seven Apostles

    And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.Some people visit the main site in Capernaum (for the Ancient Synagogue and the House of Peter) and they miss the back side which is a great area, actually we liked it so much there that we had picnic. It was very peaceful and we strolled around near the sea of Galilee. Some people arrive there...

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  • Capernaum: Synagogue Ruins

    This will be my tip and pictures of the Synagogue Ruins where Jesus preached during his ministry at Capernaum. The synagogue of Capernaum is located just inland from the shore with its facade facing Jerusalem, The dating of this synagogue is debated, but it is clearly later than the first century. Excavations have revealed a synagogue from the time...

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  • Capernaum: Saint Peter Chapel

    This will be my pictures of the Saint Peter Roman Catholic Chapel atop the ruins of Saint Peter House. The Octagonal Chapel Built along the top of the Ruins of Saint Peter House and the ruins of a 4rth century Byzantine Church provides a wonderful view of the excavations below. It was Built ny ther franciscans in the 1990's. Capernaum is a fishing...

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  • Capernaum: Saint Peter House Ruins

    This will be my pictures of the Ruins of Sain Peter House. Capernaum is the fishing village of some of the Apostles of Jesus and where the house of Saint Peter is located, in fact there is a Roman Catholic Chapel at the top of the excavations of houses below where the house is located. ( i will have separate pictures for it).according to...

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  • Ruins of Capernaum: Overview

    Capernaum is a fishing village at the Northern Area of the Sea of Galilee which according to biblical sources is the fishing village of some of the Apostles of Jesus and where the house of Saint Peter is located, in fact there is a Roman Catholic Chapel at the top of the excavations of houses below where the house is located. On the Eastern side is...

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  • Mount of Beatitudes Roman Catholic...

    The mountain is located above Tabgha, about 175 meters higher than the sea of Galilee, yet 35 meters under the Mediterranean sea level. It is approached by a road that climbs up from Tabgha junction, via Vered-Hagalil, towards Rosh-Pina and Upper GalileeAccording to the tradition, the Mount of Beatitudes is the place where Jesus gave his important...

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  • Mount of Beatitudes

    According to the tradition, the Mount of Beatitudes is the place where Jesus gave his important sermon on the mountain (Mt 5, Lk 6:20) to the multitude that assembled to see and hear him. No one actually knows that actual site where Jesus Had his famous Sermon on the Mount but historians say that the location is just between Capernaum and...

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  • Church of the Multiplication 3

    Part 3 of my three part tip with more pictures in and around the Church. Tabgha in Northern Sea of Galilee is an arabic mispronounciation of the greek heptetagon (seven springs) which are located in this locality. Tabgha is the biblical site of the Miracle of Multpilication of fish and loaves of Jesus which is located near this church and the...

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  • Church of the Multiplication 2

    Part 2 of my three part tip with more pictures in and around the Church. Tabgha in Northern Sea of Galilee is an arabic mispronounciation of the greek heptetagon (seven springs) which are located in this locality. Tabgha is the biblical site of the Miracle of Multpilication of fish and loaves of Jesus which is located near this church and the...

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  • Church of the Multiplication 1

    this will be a three part tip with more pictures in and around the Church. Tabgha in Northern Sea of Galilee is an arabic mispronounciation of the greek heptetagon (seven springs) which are located in this locality. Tabgha is the biblical site of the Miracle of Multpilication of fish and loaves of Jesus which is located near this church and the...

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  • Church of the Primacy of Peter 3: along...

    Part 3 of my three part tip with more pictures of the stones found at the lake and the sea of galileeThe Church was believed to be the site where the recently resurrected Jesus reinstated the Primacy of Peter to be the First among the Apostles after a fish breakfast on the shore and where the stone slab where Jesus laid that breakfast for the...

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  • Church of the Primacy of Peter 2: Mensa...

    Part 2 of my three part tip with more pictures in the church and the mensa christi tablet.The Church was believed to be the site where the recently resurrected Jesus reinstated the Primacy of Peter to be the First among the Apostles after a fish breakfast on the shore and where the stone slab where Jesus laid that breakfast for the Apostles (called...

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  • Church of the Primacy of Peter 1

    this will be a three part tip with more pictures around this small church located along the shores of Northern Sea of Galilee.The Church was believed to be the site where the recently resurrected Jesus reinstated the Primacy of Peter to be the First among the Apostles after a fish breakfast on the shore and where the stone slab where Jesus laid...

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  • Northern Sea of Galilee (Kinneret)

    The Northern Sea of Galilee is the Center of Jesus Ministry as this is were some of his Apostles live in Capernaum and this is where he did some of his famous Miracles. Kinneret is named after the the Judeo Aramaic Word for the Sea of Galilee, which is the only freshwater lake in Israel and is the center of Jesus Ministry for 3 years before he...

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  • Church of the 12 Apostles inside

    Inside, there are many interesting items and paintings. They commemorate the teachings and miracles of Christ at Capernaum, using traditional Orthodox-style frescoes to recount the New Testament Stories. The stained glass wall on both sides enters a magic ray of light into the church.You can see there the stunning ceiling.The church is dedicated to...

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  • Orthodox Church of the 12 Apostles

    The Temple in honor of 12 apostles has been constructed by the Jerusalem Patriarchy in 1925 at Patriarch Damiane I in the east part of ruins of the city of Capernaum. In this city Jesus Christ spent two and a half years and has made set of miracles. From 1925 till 1948 divine services were constantly made there, but in 1948-1969 the temple has been...

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Kefar Nahum Restaurants

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    by machomikemd Written Sep 12, 2013

    there are a few snack stands that line some of the pilgrimage attractions in th Northern Sea of Galilee Area like in the Mount of Beatitudes Church, Church of Multiplications in Tabgha, at the Ruins of Capernaum but none at the Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter. These snack stands also double as souvenir and gift shops where you can buy souvenir items. you can buy the usual bottled water, sports drinks, fruit juices, hot and cold coffee, fruit slushes, sandwiches, pizza, shawarma, falafel and other finger foods but at a higher rate than regular as these are tourist areas too.

    most snack stands close early as the churches close early at 4:00 pm and some at 3:30 pm.

    Favorite Dish: bottled water, pizza, pasta, capuccino' latte, shawarma, falafel and a lot more.

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Kefar Nahum Transportation

  • how to go there

    Capernaum is located at the north shore of the Sea of Galilee, 16km N of TiberiasBy carwe drove from Tiberias along road 90 and then turned into road 87, stopped for a while at Tabgha (for the church of the multiplication) and then after 3km we reached Capernaum.Just outside the archeological site is a large parking lot (pic 1), full of tour buses...

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  • Big Tour Buses from Nazareth or Tiberias

    Nazareth and Tiberias are the popular base areas to start a multi day tour or Pilgrimage into Northern Israel and if you are coming from Tiberias, Capernaum and the nearby Tabgha is just a 9 kilometer and 10 minute drive north and if coming from Nazareth, the drive is about 52 kilometers and 1 hour and 10 minutes away (but you would pass by other...

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  • How to get to Capernaum

    The area of the village of Capernaum is located at the north corner of the Sea of Galilee, on the side of the ancient road from Tiberias to the east of the Sea of Galilee: Golan, Gamla and Jordan. The small, red-domed Greek Orthodox Church of the Seven Apostles marks the site to which the village of Capernaum was relocated following the earthquake...

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Kefar Nahum Shopping

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    by machomikemd Written Sep 12, 2013

    The Northern part of the Sea of Galilee is where Jesus Stayed and had his ministry for almost 3 years and the places were he preached and made his miracles are situated near to each other that it takes less than 5 minutes to go from one destination to another and being a major Christian Pilgrimage Site, there are some shops around the attractions of the area where you can buy assorted souvenir items, both secular stuff like fridge magnets or keychains and religious stuffs like crucifixes, scapulars. The are a few shops at the Entrance to Capernaum and at the Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha and at the Parking lot of the Mount of Beatitudes Church where you can buy these items.

    opens: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, others at 5:00 pm as some churches close early.

    What to buy: all the secular and religous items you can think of like post cards, key chains, shot glass, books, t-shirts, rosaries, crucifixes, statues of saints, etc.

    What to pay: depends on your haggling skills

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Kefar Nahum Local Customs

  • Church of the Multipilication Shot...

    Being an avid collector of Fridge magnets and shot glasses of my travels, buying these souvenir items in the Northern Sea of Galilee area is a must, you can buy these fridge magnets at the shops outside the Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha at shops and at the shops lining the Entrance to Capernaum. And I bought this favorite souvenir of mine....

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  • Mount of Beatitudes Fridge Magnets

    Being an avid collector of Fridge magnets and shot glasses of my travels, buying these souvenir items in the Northern Sea of Galilee area is a must, you can buy these fridge magnets at the shops outside the Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha at shops and at Capernaum. And I bought this favorite souvenir of mine. they come in available shapes...

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Kefar Nahum Off The Beaten Path

  • Monk Erinarchos’s poultry

    Monk Erinarchos lives there alone. He has 14 peacocks, a lot of Turkey-cocks, geese, hens, cocks and an orphaned donkey, whom you can see on my photos here.You can watch my high resolution photo of Capernaum on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 32° 52' 51.80" N 35° 34' 38.49" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Capernaum 3

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  • Monk Erinarchos’s House

    Greek Monk Erinarchos (hidden photo) from Macedonia lives in this monastery since 1991. He lived nine years without potable water, every day he had to go to the next village - seven kilometers there and seven back.There was no water drain. All the achievements of the civilization appeared here after 2000. When the Millennium was celebrated, Israel...

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  • A little hidden waterfall on St. Peter's...

    A little after St. Peter's church in Capernahum there is a little waterfall which flows into the Kinneret. On a hot summer day this is a perfect spot to refresh one self. Here we are after an exahusting hike in Nahal Amud, cooling ourselves a little.

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Kefar Nahum Favorites

  • Capernaum: History

    Capernaum is located at the north corner of the Sea of Galilee, on the side of the ancient road from Tiberias to the east of the sea of Galilee: Golan, Gamla and Jordan. It is a 3 minute drive east from the Primacy of Peter Church in Tabgha. The village prospered in the Roman and Byzantine periods, and its citizens were mainly fishermen (as most of...

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  • Tabgha

    Tabgha is the arabic translation of the koine greek meaning of the town with 7 spings or Heptetagon, which is the area in Northern Sea of Galilee where Jesus had performed some of his miracles and made his sermon on the mount. Along the shores of the Sea of Galilee here is where the Church of the Primacy of Peter was established too and the town is...

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  • Sea of Galilee

    Tiberias Lake, also the Sea of Tiberias, the Sea of Galilee, Lake of Gennesaret, or Lake Kinneret is the largest freshwater lake in Israel. It is approximately 53 km in circumference, about 21 km long and 13 km wide. The lake has a maximum depth of approximately 43 m. At 209 meters below sea level, it is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth.You can...

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