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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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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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  • Such a great place to visit and ponder the significance of the history here. Well worth the stop while in Israel. We enjoyed our time here.  more »
  • A modern church built in 1982 at a place where an old church existed from the 4 century A C . This is the place where the miracle took place of feeding 5000 people with 2 fish and some bread . The nam...  more »
  • We did just short stop here - you really don't need a lot of time to see the mosaics, but very worth stopping here!  more »
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  • 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
  • Sacred place of worship. Place is well preserved. Helps us to feel those ancient holy days.
  • 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.