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tour to tiberiasAncient Tiberias  was founded by Herod Antipas in 20 CE on the westwern shores of the Sea of Galilee, and was named after emperor Tiberius.

hamath tiberias synagogueAfter the conquest and destruction of Jeruaslem in 70 CE, Tiberias developed to be the biggest and most important Jewish center in the Holy Land. A good example of a Jewish synagogue from that period can be seen at Hamat Tiberias .

tiberias maimonides tombIn Tiberias the “Jerusalem” Talmud wikipedia s was compiled, The Sanhedrin‘s wikipedia s station was in Tiberias, and later in Tiberias diacritics for Hebrew writing was developed (“Tiberian Hebrew” wikipedia s).

Excavavtions at ancient Tiberias uncovered various remains from Classical to Crusaders times.

tiberias citadelModern Tiberias is built over its mediavel remains, and combines hotels, restaurants and pedestrian malls amidst synagogues such as Abulafia Synagogue .

tomb of maimonides tiberiasIn and around the city are also traditional tomb marks of various figures related to Jewish history, such as – Tomb of Rachel, Tiberias , “Tomb of Maimonides” , “Tomb of Rabbi Akiva“ , “Tomb of Rabbi Me’ir Ba’al Hanes” , and the “Tomb of the Matriarchs” .

saint peter church tiberiasTiberias has also interesting sites relating to Christian history such as  Mount Berenice Saint Peter’s Church in Tiberias  and more. 


Tiberias (/t aɪ ˈ b ɪər i ə s / ; Hebrew: טְבֶרְיָה, Tverya, (audio) ; Arabic: طبرية‎, Ṭabariyyah) is an Israeli city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee.


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Points of Interest in the Area

hamath tiberias Hamat Tiberias
 leonardo plaza tiberias Modern Tiberias
 tiberias maimonides tomb Tomb of Maimonides
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