The House and Church of St. Peter, Capernaum

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  • This modern St. Peter's church built above the ruins of what was his home and where he preached Jesus is located in the ruins of Capernaum. From the top of the Church through a glass are perfectly the ruins of the House.
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  • Yet another fantastic place to visit -- a modern church built over ancient church that was built around Simon Peter's home. The engineering of the modern church is interesting in that it is "suspended...  more »
  • This is a must to see. You will experience the structure in those days (unique). A sense of peace will fill you as you think how they used this spot to meet with Jesus.  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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