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Tabgha, The Holy Land

Ben Dor A.
Tabgha, The Holy Land
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  • 1-2 km
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  • 1 hour or less
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Tabgha is a pilgrim site situated on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee and is the traditional site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fish as mentioned in Matthew and Mark.

Tabgha, Israel
There are many good ME restaurants surrounding the Sea of Galilee that also serve the delicious St. Peter's fish.
A Hat, good walking shoes, water, camera, a Bible, proper attire for Holy places and goodwill are essentials for a fruitful visit.
Included in the day tour.

Tabgha: Also known as Ein Sheva meaning (“spring of seven”) is a pilgrim site situated on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee and is the traditional site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fish as mentioned in (Matthew 14:13-21 and Mark 6:30-46).

 

The present existing church, built in 1982, and its surrounding property belong to the German Association of the Holy Land. The church was built over 2 earlier churches, one from 350 CE containing archaeological remains that can be seen on the right front side and sections from a later church from 450 CE.

 

The mosaic floor of the church is from the 4th C CE discover in 1932 is one of the most beautiful and impressive mosaic floors in the Holy Land.

 

The old church was destroyed by the Parthians in 614 CE.

Opening hours

09:00 - 17:00

How to get there

By bus, taxi or guided tour.

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