St. Peter’s Church, a Franciscan basilica and hospice built in 1654 on the remains of a Crusader fortress, and commemorating the miracle of Petros (Simon bar Yonah) bringing Tabitha back from the dead.
The church was constructed in Yaffo due to it’s significance to Christianity as mentioned in Acts 9:36-43 and 10:1-4.
The church with its large bell tower is located on a hill near the sea and is the icon of Yaffo. The building has historically dominated the view of Yaffo from the sea serving as a beacon to pilgrims.
It is one of the only two churches facing westward in the Holy Land. This one towards Rome.
The interior of the church is similar to cathedrals in Europe with a high vaulted ceiling, colored windows and marble walls.
By bus, taxi or guided tour.