Whether you visit the Holy Land as a part of a Pilgrimage or just a looking for some adventure, the churches in the Galilee is a must-see.
The Galilee attracts many Christian pilgrims, as many of Christ’s miracles occurred.
Such events include his walking on water, calming the storm, and feeding five thousand people in Tabgha.
Thus, it’s natural that it is also the place of many unique churches that commemorate those notable events and sites.
We also recommend you to consider visiting some of the churches as a part of an organized or Private tour.
This is because many of the churches mentioned in this list have a very limited visitation time.
Holy Land VIP Tours offers you the opportunity to visit those churches in the following tours:
- Christian tour in the Galilee
- Christian tour in Nazareth
- 1 Day Christian tour in the Galilee and Jaffa
- Northern Israel Private Tour
Many Churches in the Galilee are worth a visit, but it is impossible to include all of them in one list.
Therefore, we brought you those 6 best Churches in the Galilee that we think you can’t miss during your visit to the Holy Land.
6 Churches in the Galilee for your Christian Tour
The Church of the Annunciation
Casa Nova Street, Nazzareth
The church of Annunciation is built on the grotto where Mary have once lived. It is also the Site of the Annunciation, where the archangel gabriel annoncued the virgin upon her pregnancy.
The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Luke 1:28
This basilica houses a collection of excavated remnants of churches from the Crusader and Byzantine eras. The church is one of the main attractions of pilgrimage and tourism in the Galilee Region. A must-See!
Church of the Multiplication
TabghaThe name of this beautiful Roman Catholic church, says it all. The Church of the multiplication stands in the site where Jesus multiplied loaves of bread and features a beautiful restored 5th-century mosaics. The church is located on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee in an area called Tabgha.
Wedding Church at Cana
Kafr KannaThis Franciscan church commemorates the first miracle of Jesus when he turned water into wine at a wedding in Cana. Additionaly, it has an underground grotto which is worth looking at. For its religious significance for the Christian faith, we recommend coupels to peforme an Wedding Vows reneawal ceremony – a spiritual and unforgtable experience. You can read more about this experience by clicking here.
The Church of the Twelve Apostles
The Church of the Twelve Apostles takes its name from the Gospel account of Jesus choosing the Twelve, an event that took place on a mountain in this area of Galilee. The church features brightly-colored frescoes and icons which cover most of the ceilings and walls the structure.
Church of Mount of Beatitudes
Mount of BeatitudesThe name of this beautiful church and place refers to the blessings listed by Christ in the Sermon on the Mount. Overlooking the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, it offers a magnificent view of the northern part of the lake and across to the cliffs of the Golan Heights on the other side. This is a humbling experience and a place which every Christian pilgrim should pay a visit.
Church of the Primacy of Peter
Highway 87, TabghaThis little church on the shore of Sea of Galilee fronts a magical little beach made of volcanic rock. This is the site of The Miraculous catch of fish and where Peter denied Jesus three times. There are plaques and statues memorializing the events.