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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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  • A visit to this church is a very interesting one for a non-Christian such as myself. This sacred place offers a unique experience for all those visiting, especially Christian pilgrims.  more »
  • An amazing placed to visit and learn the history of the site. If you ever get a chance to visit here, go!!  more »
  • The grounds and church were very nice. My children saw a group of school kids feeding the fish in courtyard and begged me for some bread. I told them I hadn't taught them about the miracle correctly i...  more »
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  • 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.
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  • Looks like a place to make money on tourist. The souvenir store operates without receipts.
  • So called Christ stones into loaves and fishes Church of the loaves and fishes. Magic has gone in a culpable I or idea.
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  • Small church, recently was vandaleada and are still the effects that caused the petrol bombs inside the Church, at the entrance there is a stone for grinding olives and also different representations of the miracle of the distribution of the loaves and the fish that was given by that area
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