The House and Church of St. Peter, Capernaum

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  • This Church is a perfect shrine and place of worship to honor Simon Peter, St. Peter. It is built above the ruins of his childhood home, protecting it. The Church inspires reverence in its simple cons...  more »
  • Who's on the Lake of Galilee, should... very interesting Church and archaeological site checking necessarily here.
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  • What a gem! St. Peter's House and the way they conserved the place is cool! The other ruins were very interesting. Of course it's close to the Sea of Galilee. I would definitely spend a couple of hour...  more »
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  • There is a Synagogue here, the location is beautiful and the iconic statue of Peter holding the keys to heaven is here
  • Too bad it's covered over by a church. Hampers taking in this little village's character.
  • Very nice place, warm people!
  • Nice preservation at the Capernaum location. A church has been built over it to memorialize the probable house of Peter's mother in law. I liked the quotes in Latin and wood work around the walls of the church. Nice beach front.
  • St. Peter's house lays on the ground as archaeological findings and has octagonal shape church. Nice architecture.

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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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