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The House and Church of St. Peter

| Off Road 87, Capernaum, Israel
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Home of the Apostle Peter

Crowded all the time. Difficult to meditate inside the Church. The church is very modern and suits... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anton E
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Wattala, Sri Lanka
Go later if you can to avoid crowds

I've been here a couple of times and the main areas have always been extremely crowded with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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| Off Road 87, Capernaum, Israel
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"glass floor"
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"actual ruins"
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"st peter"
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"his mother"
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"flying saucer"
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"sea of galilee"
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"the lower level"
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"excavation site"
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"through the roof"
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"fishing village"
in 3 reviews
"galilee area"
in 2 reviews
"century"
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"disciples"
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"home"
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"remains"
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"jesus"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crowded all the time. Difficult to meditate inside the Church. The church is very modern and suits the current environment. Jesus would have been here and the excavations are well preserved. Difficult to photograph the excavations due to glass coverings.

Thank Anton E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a couple of times and the main areas have always been extremely crowded with tourists so I'd recommend going really early in the day or much later to avoid the worst of the coach bus crowds if you are traveling by car....More

Thank Jewelsworld
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house of Peter is believed to be the first Christian Church. The ruins around it are especially interesting and worth a long walk around.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site where it is believed to have been Peter’s house (and where Jesus would have also lodged) can be found today between the sturdy pillars of the ultra-modern Catholic church which hovers over the excavation site.

Thank SmileyKay
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Peter is one of Jesus' apostles who denied Him three times when the people asked him if he knew Jesus. But Jesus forgave him and became His Rock. Visiting Peter's house and church reminded me that God always forgives. He never leaves us especially...More

Thank veronicaproulx
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a large compound which is an archeological site. The most prominent building here is a modern church that is built above some ruins which may have been Peter's house. From the church you can look down on the ruins of the house. Around...More

Thank BunburyTim61
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an opportunity to visit Capernaum, during a pilgrimage to Holy land. In Capernaum one finds this church and beneath the foundations of church, excavators have uncovered the remnants of a house which is believed to be the home of St. Peter and it...More

Thank Ramal C
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

There is hardly a proof that St. Peter really lived in exactly this house. But nevertheless it is very interesting to see the ruins of such an old Jewish house and to imagine that he really lived here. The ruin is covered with some kind...More

Thank lareina822017
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

It's a great place to see. A definite spot to put on your itinerary. Don't miss it. It is worth the trip!

Thank Jill K
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

As we entered the town, we came upon what looked like some kind of spaceship from another galaxy. It is a very modern church built over the remains of the house of St. Peter. You must walk up the steps to get in, but, once...More

Thank Sharon M
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foodie582
29 December 2016|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
Assuming you mean the new church and not the 1st century house of Simon Peter, the architect was Ildo Avetta, a Roman Catholic who died just a few years ago. There's a link for more details, but Trip Advisor doens't like... More
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