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Historic ruins

I must admit to not knowing much about Capernaum before visiting but I enjoyed our hour here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The town of Jesus?☺

Raised as a Presbyterian in rural North Carolina during the 1950s, I had learned only “Jesus of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit to not knowing much about Capernaum before visiting but I enjoyed our hour here none-the-less. It's beautifully located on the sea of Galilee and when we came, the dramatic grey skies made a wonderful backdrop. Capernaum is very much about Jesus and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hannah75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Raised as a Presbyterian in rural North Carolina during the 1950s, I had learned only “Jesus of Nazareth,” the guy born in Bethlehem. I thought those cities were a gazillion miles apart, but learned on my first tour of Israel that Bethlehem is about five...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

" THE TOWN OF JESUS " was the board at the gate. What an amazing feeling to enter ! The rest was Biblical history and our own faith. Most of them are ruins, left without rebuilding The Franciscan fathers who are the custodians now, have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aliamma G
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Need a guide to bring this place alive. Fortunately we had one with us and he spent some time giving us background of the area where Christ spent much time. Peter's house is also located here which is very interesting and amazing that it has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 1 December 2018

It was very thrilling to visit this site that is now maintained by the Franciscan Fathers who call themselves the custodians of the Holy Land. Upon entering the complex we saw a few Statues of Jesus in a small garden – one reaching up to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheExplorerFamily
Reviewed 29 November 2018

All historic places involve a certain amount of mental time travel, but this one inspired more than most. I sat in the remains of the synagogue and could imagine the one-time locals sitting along the walls as I did, or standing in the center of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 18 November 2018

It was starting to rain when we arrived here so my review will be slightly slanted. The synagogue was interesting but so full of people taking a picture was impossible. The excavation of Peters house was enlightening. Short time spent here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TataandPapa
Reviewed 14 November 2018

So many miracles in this place that provided the historical background for the many miracles happening today. Capernaum today is a site of uncovered streets and house foundation dating back to the days when Jesus walked and taught.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RossB795
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Visit is a must.Here is where Jesus lived.The site was also the home of several of his followers. The site has many interesting ruins and one being the Jewish synagogue. Go inside St.Peters Church and look down throughthe glass floor at the ruins of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Capernaum became Jesus' home town and scence of many of his miracles! It was also the home of Jesus' first disciples: the fishermen Peter, Andrew, James and John, and the tax collector, Matthew. Today it is a huge archaeological site.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from anniestravelreviews | Reviewed this property |
To Gregory Rogers. Erasmus House Publishing is very welcome to use my photo of Capernaum Synagogue It is an original from my camera. It would be nice if you acknowledged "anniestravels" if you need anything futher please... More
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Response from grip652 | Reviewed this property |
If you can find a guide book that tells about each ruin and building and the gardens, putting them in context that would be great. We had a guided tour and were there about 2 hours. I would have stayed longer enjoying the... More