Kafr Kanna, Israel, is a town in the north of Israel with a population of roughly twenty-two thousand. The Arab town is located in Galilee, a region of religious significance, especially in the Bible. The closest international airport is Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv, and you can use local bus services to get to the region.
According to the Bible, the Israelites gave Galilee its original name. The history of the town can be traced back to the first century. Back then, mainly smaller settlements and towns could be found in Galilee. Most of them were located around the Sea of Galilee, an important source of food. In the Middle Ages, the Crusaders conquered Kafr Kanna. The settlement had been rather small in the previous centuries with a population less than a thousand. Only in the twentieth century did the number of inhabitants increase significantly in the area of Kafr Kanna. The town is particular important for Christians. Kafr Kanna is identified as the ancient town of Cana, where Jesus Christ turned water into wine according to the New Testament.
If you want to stay some days in Kafra Kanna, there are some traditional guesthouses and holiday apartments in town. If you are a backpacker and you want to save some money, you can also book a hostel in Kafr Kanna, Israel; you will have a choice and the hostels in Kafr Kanna, Israel, are more of a mixture of a classic backpackers' hostel and a guesthouse. If you want have a greater choice of hostels, check out Nazareth. The town is nearby, but a lot busier due to its greater religious significance.
The most important sight in Kafr Kanna is the Catholic Wedding Church. It is written in the New Testament that the wedding at Kanna was the place of Jesus Christ's first miracle when water was turned into wine. Today, there are two churches in town commemorating this religious event -- The Greek-Orthodox Church and the Catholic Wedding Church. The tomb of Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel is also located in the Israeli-Arab village. It is an important place of pilgrimage for Jews.
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