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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  • Traditional site where Jesus fed more than 5,000 with three fish and five loaves of bread. The original mosaic floors are worth seeing. Can get crowded, but worth seeing.  more »
  • Located to the northwest of the Sea of Galilee. Built in the 1980 years, it contains the ruins of a Byzantine basilica of the century. V and splendid mosaic fragments. This orginal church was erected with the help of "Joseph the Friend," a rich Jew of Tiberias. The stone which, according to tradition, was used at the site for the preparation of the food of the miracle was placed in the middle to be used as altar. The church had isolated passage that ended in the vault (apse) and its location was affected by the first path that passed to the north, which was an excerpt from Via Maris, an old commercial route. This is the alleged place where Christ fed more than 4000 followers with seven loaves and some fish.
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  • So the name says it all. Jesus multiplied loaves of bread and fish. You enter through an Atrium/ Garden area before entering the pleasant church built by the Germans. Still decorated for Christmas, it...  more »
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