Capernaum Travel Blog› entry 7 of 40 › view all entries
Unfortunately, all that's left of the ancient city of Capernaum are ruins. However, the ruins still tell a story of what life was like during the time of Jesus Christ. There was a small admission to get in, but it was well worth it. Entering the city, the first thing that catches your eye is a larger than life statue of St. Peter. It was here in Capernaum that he made his home so many years ago. The ruins of Peter's house are clearly visible in the city. As with most holy sites, there was a church constructed over the site. The church, however, is suspended over Peter's house, making it possible to see the house from the ground and also from the glass floor inside the church. Walking around the city, we saw ruins of several homes and also a synagogue where Jesus once taught.
After we left the ruins, we realized it was a 6km walk back to our cabin. It was already getting dark, and we were running late for dinner. I love to walk and run, but 6km on an empty stomach is not something I wanted to do. So, although my guide book had countless warnings against hitchhiking, we managed to find rides all the way to the street our cabin was on. Talk about luck! We even made it in time for dinner :)