Church of the Multiplication, Capernaum

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Religious Site · Historic Site
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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  • I attended this tour virtually and was blown away by the beauty of this site. Our tour guide Amit shared historically knowledge about the site including agricultural facts that I didn't know. It...  more »
  • The church itself is not terribly interesting as it is relatively new. However, what you're here to see are the very well preserved, Byzantine era mosaics inside the church, some of which depicts...  more »

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