Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum

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Visit Mount of Beatitudes, believed to be where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. Remains of an old Byzantine church dating back to the fourth century prove that Christians have been commemorating this site for over 1,600 years. Today, a humble Roman Catholic church sits on top of the hill, and it is here that Pope John Paul II celebrated mass in March of 2000. The church is surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens and a captivating view of the Sea of Galilee. A visit to Mount of Beatitudes represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Capernaum trip itinerary planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • Very accessible. Easy and short walk through a small garden with a beatitude displayed every 10 feet or so. We were there just before the church closed at lunch (closes at 11:45). Worthwhile if you ar...  more »
  • Mount of the Beatitudes is not very high. It is on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee. The Roman Catholic Church built a beautiful chapel looking to the Sea of Galilee and surrounded it with...  more »
  • Another site worth visiting in Northern Israel. On the shores of Galilee. The Church closes daily from 1145-1400 so plan accordingly. Beautiful grounds and wonderful view of the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy!  more »
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  • A very clean and serene place. Will go back 100% to spend some more time. The views are mint. Nice quiet place to reflect.
  • I visited this place in the summer of 2016 during a study trip to Israel, well kept place with insightful historical significance.
  • If you are not religious it's a nice little stop with a beautiful view
  • Hi from Malaysia.....I so Bless to come here this Mount of Beatitudes
  • Worth a look

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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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