Church of the Multiplication, Capernaum

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On the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee stands Church of the Multiplication, where some believe Jesus fed 5,000 with just a few loaves of bread and two fish. Constructed in the style of Byzantine architecture and opened in 1982, this modern church occupies the site of two previous 4th- and 5th-century churches. Walk through the central nave, paying special attention to the preserved 5th-century floor mosaics--some of the earliest examples of of Christian art in the Holy Land. In front of the altar, the mosaics seem to depict the Gospel's fish and loaves miracle. By using our Capernaum trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Church of the Multiplication and other attractions in Capernaum.
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  • A very simple church to commemorate some simple guiding principles that Jesus shared here. Be sure you enjoy the grounds, as well, and envision yourself sitting on that grassy hill listening to Him sp...  more »
  • They say that this is where Jesus performed the miracle of multiplying the loaves and fishes. The fact is represented by a Mosaic with loaves and fishes. The mosaic is located in front of the altar built on the rock where Jesus performed the miracle. The Church is simple, with archery and high wooden ceilings. There's room to park the car for 10 sequels. If you are going to visit the Church of the Primate of San Pedro later, leave the car parked here. St. Peter's Church is very close and has no place to park.
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