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Address: East coast of the Kineret, Tiberias, Israel
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+972 4-673-1983
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The mosaic tiles are amazing!

The remains of the place of worship are beautiful! I am in awe of the tiny tiles used to make elaborate mosaic designs in so many places in this area. After visiting, we... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
rwilliams2911
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Cleveland, Tennessee

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

The remains of the place of worship are beautiful! I am in awe of the tiny tiles used to make elaborate mosaic designs in so many places in this area. After visiting, we have a better picture of where the swine ran down the hill when the man was delivered of the demons.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Made of black basalt with contrasting white limestone architectural elements, this beautiful church is set against the backdrop of the Sea of Galilee. Most of the mosaic floors are preserved although iconoclasts had a field day in antiquity. Make sure to climb up the side of the mountain to visit a second chapel. The views of the Lake are incredible!

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Reviewed 6 April 2016

This is 1 of 3 towns Jesus cursed - for their lack of faith. The only thing that grows in this town today is the Crown of Thorn trees! Amazing! To be in the synagogue that we know Jesus was in - can't put into words how special this stop is.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

*Push the button located right before entering the ruins for an English tutorial of the site. This is the site that the New testament (see both Luke and Matthew) describe the Miracle of the swine occurring. A small park, worth the trip if you are in the area, would not recommend going out of your way for it.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

It's a small park, the site of a Byzantine church built on a spot where Jesus performed the miracle of the swine. The church is reconstructed. It has a typical semi-circular nave with a semi-spherical dome and well-preserved floor mosaics. Allow 30 to 40 minutes to view. It's included in the tourist park pass.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

A relatively small site but it provides some imporessive views from the eastern shore and some of the remains are impressive. Take plenty of water with you as - due to the location and it being below sea level - it can feel very hot.

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Darjeeling, India
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

Kursi, also called Gergesa, isthe tradional site where Jesus healed two men possessed by demons. According to Mark 8: 10 the feeding of the 4000 in Gentile territory took place over here. There are also the ruins of a 5th Century Monastery over here. From its construction of the altar, it is clear that it was a Greek Orthodox monastery..... More 

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Modiin, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

The Kursi National Park is one of less visited archaeological site in the Holy Land, but historical and biblical importance. Here You really can see how was an ancient jewish village in the first century times.

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New Boston, Texas
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

This is the church marking the traditional spot where Jesus case demons out of a man casing them to enter a herd of pigs who then trew themselves over a cliff to their death. For years this site has been unavailable because of tensions between Israel and her neighbors, but at the persent it is open. Well worth the short... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

Every place tells a story – and it is very different story for each one of us Many people are coming to Kurssi to hear the story of Jesus miracles, very few people that Kursi is one of the best places in Israel to meditate . For those of you who have been to Sedona Arizona and knows what is... More 

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