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Tiberias

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21 travelers at this place:

  • Day4

    Tiberias

    December 29, 2018 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Nach dem Frühstück fahren wir als erstes noch einmal ein Stückchen am See Genezareth zurück um uns Tiberias anzuschauen, was wir gestern leider nicht mehr geschafft hatten. Wir spazieren ein wenig an der Promenade entlang und genießen die Sicht auf den See und die Golanhöhen.
    Danach bringen wollen wir erst einmal etwas Fahrtstrecke hinter uns bringen. Ziel ist das Tote Meer, das aber nur über Umwege zu erreichen ist, da eine Durchfahrt durch die Westbank nicht empfohlen wird.Read more

  • Day2

    Holy Land-First Day of Touring

    February 28, 2018 in Israel ⋅ 🌙 55 °F

    We began with singing and a devotion. Then we got a lot of historical information. Although I probably won't remember everything, the information gave me a better perspective of the places we went. Although the churches in Nazareth and Cana were interesting and both included more archealogical objects, they were more crowded. They were the last sites are visited. My favorite sites were Caesarea and Megiddo. Caesarea is on the Mediterranean Sea. The amphitheater was impressive especially with the backdrop of the sea. The engineering that was done to create the amphitheater, the hippadrone specular stands and the area for ships to dock was impressive. Near the hippadrone were public outdoor toilets built at the same time as the hippadrone spectator stands. Meggido was also an outdoor site. There were several archaeological excavations. We saw some stone animal troughs. It gave me a better idea of the manager Jesus was placed in after His birth. There was an optional trek through the Megiddo Water system. We had to climb down 187 stairs and then go backup 135 stairs. I took it on as a challenge. The most disconcerting part was that a portion of the stairway down was in the dark. We were all a bit rattled until we reached a lighted area again.Read more

  • Day27

    Haifa to Akko to Nazareth

    February 4 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Departing Haifa, it was off to the ancient city of Akko. We first explored the Crusaders fortress, built during their 2nd second coming this land. Crossed arches was a dominant feature as we started with a cheesy but fun video, then a brief tour of various halls. The Templars Tunnel would be later, and not too claustrophobic actually. We'd also walk along old city walls, visited 2 synagogues (one still under renovation and the other a Tunisian synagogue that was closed, and the local mosque.

    There've been thoughts to excavate the site, but the difficulty lies in needed to relocate the locals living above the old city in the new city and it's very unlikely that this will happen, partly due to logistics but also the love for their home.

    Lunch was a quick stop at what was the best falafels in Akko and they didn't disappoint. They were as fresh as fresh could be, you could see the man scooping the mixture and dropping it into the hot oil. A busy operation, they have the process down.

    After lunch, we made our way to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and the nearby Church of St Joseph. The basicilia is beautiful and sits above what is believed to be Mary's home. Outside and inside walls show various depictions from countries around the world. It was really neat to see them all and how the culture of each country comes through.

    A quick stop for kanafeh dessert. I'd had some in Jordan a few years ago and was curious to try the Israeli version (or one of them). I really enjoyed the texture of the top half, but as I was too full to eat it til much later, the cheese on the bottom had cooled down and solidified.

    Our stop for the night? Tiberias, a town on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, around which we would be exploring the next day.
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  • Day3

    Sea of Galilee

    March 8, 2017 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We started off our morning on a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Father Neil read us the scripture of Jesus walking on the water and then calming the sea. Matthew 14:22-33. We then were able to stop along the seashore and view the remains of a boat that dates back to the time of Jesus. Our next stop was in Capernaum. We had the opportunity to see the synagogue of where Jesus taught and gave his sermon on the bread of life. There also stood, St. Peter's House where we celebrated Mass. We then ventured to Tabgha, which is an area next to the Sea of Galilee. At Tabgha, Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 people from 5 loaves of bread and two fish. Another stop in Tabgha is St. Peter's Primacy. This is where Jesus bestowed church leadership upon Peter. John 21:9. After lunch, we drove up to The Mount of Beatitudes. It was A breathtaking sight overlooking the northern shores of the Sea of Galilee. This is where Jesus gave his "Sermon on the Mount". We then continued along the Sea to visit the birthplace of Mary Magdalene in Magdala. During the time of Jesus, this village was a prosperous fishing village that exported fish.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Tiberias, طبريا, Tiberiya, Тиберия, Tiberíades, Tiberiada, Τιβεριάδα, Tiberiado, Tiberiades, طبریه, Tibériade, Tiberiás, Tiberijada, Ṭəḇeryāh, Tiberiade, ティベリア, ტიბერია, 티베리아스, Tiberijas, Tiberiàs, Tyberiada, Тверия, Tverja, Tiberija, Тиберијада, திபேரியு, Tiberya, Тверія, طبریہ, טבריה, 提比里亞

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