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This church dedicated to St. Lazarus features an elaborate, 17-color mosaic floor, discovered in 1964, that depicts peacocks, other birds, hunting scenes, and plants. It was part of what experts consider one of the largest and most beautiful Byzantine churches in the Western Galilee, where Christianity spread from the 4th to the 7th century. To get here, head east on Haga'aton to Route 4, making a left at the stoplight and then the first right onto Yechi'am Street. From here take the third left and then an immediate right onto Bielefeld Street.

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  • Address: Bielefeld St., Nahariya, 25120
  • Cost: NIS 2
  • Location: Nahariya
Updated: 05-20-2013

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    This site is closed to the public. After spending the better part of two days trying to get in, I've been told at City Hall that people had been trying to wash the mosaics to bring out their colors and were destroying them. There are no funds to maintain this site and that, at this time, it should be considered permanently closed to the public regardless of what Fodor's publishes or what sites on the internet may say. That is a shame since it would have been interesting to see as there is little else directly in Nahariya of a historical nature to see.

    by Mick_Rost, 6/24/12

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