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. To visit Church of the Multiplication and other attractions in Capernaum, use our Capernaum trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The Church is just Ok but the significance is overwhelming. It is a peaceful, relaxing place to visit and ponder.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The altar was built over the stone where Jesus performed the miracle of the multiplication of bread and fish, the beautiful tiles in the floor are the originals ...
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  • August 8, 2017
    The Church built by patriarch being destroyed by earthquake and replaced by this church after great efforts.There were ruins of old houses believed to be Peter's.There were places occupied by Jews. Al...  more »
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  • June 10, 2017
    Known as the Tabgha Benadictine Monastery -Church of Multiplication Inside of the church the floor has mosaic from the time of Helen mother of Constantine who built the early church. The alter has the mosaic of the bread and fish
  • January 18, 2017
    Sacred place of worship. Place is well preserved. Helps us to feel those ancient holy days.
  • May 10, 2016
    Church of the Multiplication or Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish is a simple church. Located near Sea of Galilee. Very calm area.
  • June 26, 2016
    Ok
  • December 28, 2013
    Looks like a place to make money on tourist. The souvenir store operates without receipts.

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Where to stay in Capernaum

Capernaum itself offers no accommodations, with the ruins of the village thankfully left undisturbed by modern developments. Visitors usually stay in the large town of Tiberias, itself a fascinating place with Biblical history. Look along the shoreline of Tiberias for some of the more upscale resorts and hotels, with many offering their own tours of the Sea of Galilee and Capernaum. For more budget-friendly options, go farther inland and look along the side streets that run off Highway 77.
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