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Address: Nazareth, Israel
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+972 4-665-8195

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Mary's well or Basilica of the Annunication - you decide

Mary's well, according to Greek Orthodox this is the site where the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she would bear the Son of God. Simple. According to the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 December 2016
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Here is the well that Mary would have taken the Child Jesus to gather water for use in everyday life. great little spot to stop and pray

Thank Chris L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This site is modern and certanly not approaching 2000 years old. Our Guide said he didn't believe there was any evidence tying this to Mary!

Thank havaiisteve
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere of the church is pleasant- even with lots of visitors there is also peace in the place. It was a unique feature of the town with many things to photograph and enjoy

Thank Xxdinkyxx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely sight. You will see many locals hanging about and just a little further up is the breathtaking Christmas tree. When asking for directions, most people will refer to the well and plenty of restaurants surrounding the area.

Thank NancyB-theCanadian
Nazareth, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

it doesn't have water running, but ay way it is the symbol of Nazareth and worth visiting the small site. My mother used to go there to collect water for the homus when she was young girl

Thank Emmaus Bible Sc... N
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Mary's well, according to Greek Orthodox this is the site where the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she would bear the Son of God. Simple. According to the Roman Catholic's, it is believed that the Angel Gabriel appeared over the site of the Basilica of the Annunication. Elaborate. You decide.

Thank berend
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Bearing in mind the history beneath this plain building, that is it is presumed that Our Lady would have gone there to collect water and Jesus could have also been there. You could pass this building and mistake it for a bus shelter. Such a shame that it isn't made into a feature.

Thank Julie C
Rainham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

A fair monument, nicely cleaned up some years ago. It is dry now and not that interesting. In truth it is a later outlet, built to stop people going into. St. Gabriel's church to fetch water. It is worth going up the road a little way to the. Church to see the original site of the well.

Thank James H
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

You may walk right past thinking this is a trash pit. Garbage, empty water bottles litter the well area. Dirty and dry. Lost in the city, and seems no one cares. We expected a sign post or explanation. It's a shame really that this historical place has not been kept up.

Thank chidaho
Jerusalem, Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

For the Christian pilgrim looking for traces of the life of Jesus in the bustling downtown of modern Nazareth, this place looks indeed inauthentic.....

Thank David Z

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