Built in 20 CE, Tiberias is an ancient city located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. In Judaism it is considered one of the four holy cities along with Jerusalem, Hebron, and Safed. Tiberias is also a particularly meaningful city for Christians. It is here, where Jesus is said to have relocated in 30 CE, and performed his miracles including walking on water.
Even though the city has a long history of conquerors, and is significant to other faiths, its residents are predominately Jewish. Many of the Jews who live here today are of Middle Eastern decent. They settled in Tiberias following their exile from neighboring Arab countries in the aftermath Israel’s Independence.
Many Israelis come to this city for a spa vacation, making use of the numerous luxury hotels and famous natural hot springs. You will see the city’s small port and finishing locales which are located along the beautiful sea promenade.
You will visit the grave of Rambam (Maimonides), who is buried here. Even though he died in 1204, this sage is still considered to be one of the most important Jewish philosophers and Rabbis to ever live. His tomb is one of the more important Jewish Pilgrimage sites in Israel.