Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, Capernaum

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Visit Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, an ancient village that Jesus visited after he left his hometown of Nazareth. A number of apostles lived near the village, which gets a mention in all four of the New Testament gospels, and it was supposedly the place where Jesus established his base for preaching and performed healings. Admire the fourth-century synagogue, one of the world’s oldest, as well as a variety of ruins and artifacts from the Roman period. Add Capharnaum the Town of Jesus to your Capernaum travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Capernaum driving holiday app .
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  • Capernaum is called the Town of Jesus as he was said to have lived here. Quite compact, you can walk around and get good views of some well preserved ruins including the house of St Peter which now ha...  more »
  • Great preserved ruins, also have some modern building right in the middle of the site. But also you have to pay an entrance fee (around 5 shekels).  more »
  • Extensive excavations. Well worth the visit. The catholic church is too modern of a style for the site but offers a glass floor so you can see Peter's house.
  • We visited the Holy Land, State of Israel, on a journey of faith. As we stopped at Churches, important historical sites, Temples, hotels and towns, we were in amazement at the historical importance of each place. Capharnaum is simply filled with treasures and we highly recommend visiting!
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