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Reviewed 6 January 2019

While its worth visiting the church to see the ruins of Peter's house, the church itself is very out of place at the wider site of Capernaum and doesn't really respect its surroundings, unlike other churches built atop of other biblical archaeological sites. Seeing the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hannah75
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This structure seemed to be out of place for the fact that it is the cover of St. Peter's home. It does allow one to look out a long distance and a view into St. Peter's home. The ruins were interesting. Our guide sat us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

This is a well cared for site that has some great ruins. There are quite a few buildings and a lot of the city has been preserved. They built a church over the top of Peter’s house. It’s kind of like a UFO and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SpencerCoffman
Reviewed 4 November 2018

One can walk up the modern church which is built over St.Peters house. Look thru the glass floor and see where Peter actually lived.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ronstagehand
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter - this recalls Jesus' restoration of Peter. (For those in the Roman Catholic faith, this marks the moment when Jesus elevated Peter to a position of leadership over the entire church).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynda U
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Not much left of a house, but a rounded structure built above it that looks out of character for bible times. But it is supposedly the home of Peter, and how would we know one way or the other, other than the tradition of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Evokes a real sense of biblical authenticity only spolit by the modern " space ship" structure over thr top, But shut your eyes to that and use your bible.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan P
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Again, many churches over the centuries have been built on top of what may be Peter's house. He left it to follow Christ and people over the centuries seem to worship this site rather than the Lord. The structure built over the site looks like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RossM364
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most unique churches I’ve ever stepped foot in. Built to hover over ancient ruins of particular importance (there are several theories I’ve heard as to what it is: St. Peter’s house, where the man was lowered through the roof to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NMChris
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The church is upstairs with large wide windows all around. (In fact, you may need to wear sunglasses inside.) The church itself is rather simple with a simple altar and some beautiful carvings between the windows. The home of St. Peter’s Mother-In-Law is below the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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