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Kursi National Park

East coast of the Kineret, Tiberias, Israel
+972 4-673-1983
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Not too big, but very nice

It was uncovered as a road was being put in around Lake Kenneret [Sea of Galilee] . Interesting... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
c a
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Irvine, California
A Cursed Town

We visit Kursi each time we travel in the north of Israel. It is one of three cities mentioned in... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Patrick J
,
Buffalo, New York
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East coast of the Kineret, Tiberias, Israel
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

It was uncovered as a road was being put in around Lake Kenneret [Sea of Galilee] . Interesting layout, nice place for a short visit, walk up the hill to see more of the ruins.

Thank c a
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We visit Kursi each time we travel in the north of Israel. It is one of three cities mentioned in the Bible where Jesus taught in the Galilee area. It is totally constructed of Basalt or volcanic rock. The scenes depicted in the synagogue show...More

Thank Patrick J
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...More

Thank rwilliams2911
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...More

Thank Lorne N
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...More

Thank P601AHdavidb
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...More

1  Thank Ann C
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...More

Thank Ron S
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.

1  Thank barbara_l_uk
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...More

1  Thank wizardofnoz
Reviewed 27 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.

2  Thank MiguelNicolaevsky
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