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Built on the grotto where Mary is believed to have lived and the Site of the Annunciation, this basilica houses a collection of excavated remnants of churches from the Crusader and Byzantine eras.
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Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very modern church on the grounds where Mary found out she was to have the child of God. There are several depictions of Mary provided by countries from around the world.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This church leaves a lot to the imagination. There is little by way of information (especially, and perhaps more appropriately outside the church itself) regarding its significance to the story of both Jesus and Mary.Some of the mosaics are interesting, some a little weird. There...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the most significant part of the pilgrimage to the holy land. The seed of faith sown here. Say yes to God here

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This structure is beautiful and worth the visit. The outside of the church is surpassed by the beauty of the interior. You are captivated by the beauty and then you see the remains of the house of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The church is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Basilic of the Annunciation is the main motive for visiting due to its religious significance. However, its architectural characteristics also provides for another reason of the trip to this old city.

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Mario G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This great church built on the ruins of pervious Byzantine and Crusaders churches is a peaceful spot in an otherwise dirty, crowded city. The church that is part of the Franciscan Custods of the Holy Land is an oasis of peace and quiet. The Franciscans...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Bear H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful church over the site where the angel Gabriel visited Mary to tell her she would be the mother of Jesus. Nazareth is overcrowded and traffic was pretty terrible but if you are visiting the area, this is a must see.

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Marshall B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible. Where Angel Gabriel came to Mary (at here home) and told her she would carry Jesus. We saw her two room cave, which now has a church built over it. A must to see in Israel.

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 2 September 2019

No matter what your religious affiliation, the is a fascinating church with artistic representations of the Virgin Mary from all over the world. The art alone is worth the stop. Going down to the grotto is worth standing in line to see. The place is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank beachlovernc2015
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

One would think this beautiful Church was a spaceship and had landed in the filthy town called Nazareth. We parked 10 minutes walk from the Church and the streets were lined with garbage. Once inside the Church compound it was like being in a different...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from angie O | Reviewed this property |
No it does not. We parked on the street level and walked up.