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“Very interesting”

Reviewed 27 June 2018

A modern church (elevated) and built over ancient site. Unique architecture. Church is sort of saucer shaped. Area is well maintained.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

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.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

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. If you are lucky enough to be in a small tour group, you will be driven right up to the gate but tourists coming by coach will have a lengthy walk. There are nice bathrooms and a wee gift shop just outside the gate. As far as the actual ruins go, there is no absolute proof that the house ruin discovered here is actually Peter's but there are layers and layers of evidence that it was a very important spot for early Christians. Both Peter and Jesus lived in Capernaum and Jesus did a great deal of preaching in the area. So, one would have to conclude that these first century ruins were at least visited by Jesus and one of his best known disciples. If you venture off the beaten path a bit toward the sea, you can relax for a while under the branches of a huge shady tree and maybe find a few peaceful moments away from the other tourists. I did just that!

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 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 30 May 2018

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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