The old Tiberias
Favorite thing: There is only a little left of the old city in Tiberias. There is only a little left of the old town wall. In the town wall is there a crusader castle left. The old town walls consist of basalt stones.
The page about Tiberias: http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/Tiberias.html
- Historical Travel
- Castles and Palaces
Favorite thing: Tiberias was a roman city founded in 20 AD (and Named after Roman Emperor Tiberius) by the Roman Client King, Herod Antipas as his capital of the roman Province of Galilee and Perea and the city has lots of history of changing hands due to occupation, revolts and rebelions and initially, the Jews would frown living here as there was a cemetery, which was considered unclean by the priestly class, it was ritually cleansed in 145 AD by a Rabbi, Shimon bar Yochai and evenutally, the Jews settled here and it became one of their 4 holiest cities (along with Hebron, Jerusalem and Safed). Although there is no evidence that Jesus Preached or passed by the City of Tiberias, the city is the main base for a Sea of Galilee Cruise via the Jesus Boats by Christian Pilgrims and Tourists and it hosts lots of accomodations as it is a Lake Town and Many Jews to stay here during the weekends as it is a resort town too and for the orthodox jews, a place for pilgrimage.
Tiberias also has lots of hotels that caters to Local jews and Christian Pilgrims (who do a Multi Day Northern Israel Christian pilgrimage with either Tiberias or Nazareth as their base).
Fondest memory: Tiberias is a lively city specially in the weekends for Israelis from around the country who stay here during the weekends as the Sea of Galilee is the only freshwater lake of Israel.
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