The church of St. Peter’s Primacy was built by Franciscans in 1933, over the remains of an earlier 4th century church,  to remember the place where Jesus bestowed church leadership on Peter in Matthew 16:18: “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”  The church is built over a flat rock that Byzantine pilgrims believed was the Mensa Christi where Jesus ate fish with his disciples after the resurrection. 

The Church complex today is frequented by many pilgrims and tourists, and includes a lovely garden with a peaceful atmosphere and a magnificent view of the Sea of Galilee.