Cana’s main high street. Like Nazareth, Jaffa and Akko, Cana is an Arab Israeli city, I don’t think any Jews live in this place, although the Galilee area is dotted with alternating Jewish and Arab places.
Getting here from Nazareth is easy from Nazareth, only a 6 shekel (£1) ride on a Sherut bus taking about 15 minutes or so.
Cana is also known as Kafr Kanna, due different spellings of Hebrew or Arabic names when you ‘Latinize’ them. There is also a city called Qana in Lebanon also thought by some where Jesus did the miracle of the water into wine at a wedding. Population is 17,000 people as of 2005, 83% Muslim and 16% Christian.
Brightly coloured pictures, often with guilded frames of images of Jesus, Mary and disciples are popular in churches I have seen all around the holy land.
They are not to everyone’s taste maybe, but all kinds of decorations are popular in middle east, especially looking at the beautiful coloured fabrics made by Arabs and Sephardic (ie: from other parts of the middle east or north Africa) Jews. I actually think a lot of the artwork in these gift shops is actually quite nice.
A lot of the gift shop sell wine, the Galilee’s vineyards produce a lot of wine in this country, and you find plenty in shops around here. Did also see a few bottles of French wine as well though.
This store had samples to give away here for people to try.
Around the town, I only spent one day here, but just before I headed back on the bus, I caught a glimpse of this arch across the street…
I also visited a church thought to be where Jesus was a guest at a wedding…
Cana – The High Street – Cana – The Wedding Church – Nazareth – Megiddo