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Saint Peter’s Church – Jaffa

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  • Mifratz Shlomo 1, Tel Aviv
  • 03-682-2667
  • Jaffa
  • Sun: 7:00 pm -3:00 pm, Mon - Sat 11:45 am - 8:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Just at the middle of “Kdumim Square” lies the beautiful St. Peter’s church; a remarkable building, built in a Baroque style with high ceilings, marble walls and intricate stained glass windows that were brought especially from Munich. It was first built in 1654 in honor of Saint Peter over the ruins of previous churches from the 17th century and Crusaders times.

It was then destroyed and rebuilt twice and the structure that stands today was built in 1888-1894. Rumor has it that Napoleon Bonaparte stayed here in 1799 during his campaign in Israel.

Unlike most churches, this one faces westward in the direction of the sea, where Peter’s famous dream occurred and also to the direction of which Rome is situated (the place where he was later taken to).

Daily masses are being conducted here in the several languages; English, Spanish and even Polish.


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