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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  • To see the rock and learn the archaeological foundation for why we believe this is the place. Another site that adds more fact to our faith then I ever thought was possible. Well worth the stop.  more »
  • While there is not much to see here, this church that is built to commemorate the location where Jesus performed the miracle of multiplying 5 loaves and 2 fish to feed 5000 people should still be a st...  more »
  • Beautiful place, full of high energy emotions for being in place of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. Blessed and it looks like we can see the miracle. We were also able to get my feet wet in the sea of Galilee.
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