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Small sample of the caves that go under all of Nazareth. Truly remarkable insight into the time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Martin B
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A tiny yet Special Place

This is a little off-the-beaten-path for visitors in Nazareth: hidden behind a public parking lot... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
leehuz
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The Holy Caves are the centre of ancient Nazareth. Many experts believe that Nazareth never actually existed at the time of Jesus due to lack of findings. Well these caves are proof that there certainly Was life here in Nazareth pre-Jesus, but it...more
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Greek Orthodox Bishopric | 6089, Nazareth 1A, Israel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small sample of the caves that go under all of Nazareth. Truly remarkable insight into the time around Christ. They hid to hide from the Romans so I guess there was no above ground Nazareth in the day. Donation entry.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

This is a little off-the-beaten-path for visitors in Nazareth: hidden behind a public parking lot you enter a structure covering the entrance to a cave that served as a hiding place for early Christians (and Jews) in times when these faiths were not very popular.......More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Definitely worth seeing the old town in the caves! I would make this a must stop if you are in Nazareth.

Thank Vincent F
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is a caves which is quite inside and has a historical importance. Christ was brought here.Good place to visit.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

A place that keeps a cave hiding Christians by oppressors oppression. You do not have much to see. In addition, only a person takes care of this place and gives you no explanation as to what this place is. Anyway, if you decide to visit...More

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svalmonte, Manager at Holy Caves of Nazareth, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Hello Thanks for your feedback. It's always important to hear all views. Having said that, I'm a little confused by your comments. The Caves is a Holy site containing thousands of years of history. Entry is free, and there are people available to answer all...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018

we could climb down and see the alleged house where Jesus was brought up. several rooms had interesting furniture

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This place open limitely. only at 9am and 1pm. So you should arrived here right on time if you want to visit.

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svalmonte, Manager at Holy Caves of Nazareth, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hello Can you please explain your low rating. I can see your comments are accurate and will be helpful to other visitors, but I'm a little confused by the 2 star rating. Thanks Andrew

Reviewed 13 October 2017

A must visit for every Catholic, visiting this place for the first with my wife was one of the most moving visits in the Holy Land. Takes your back to the biblical days simplicity of the space helped us feel connected with those people centuries...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Religious persecution is not new. These caves show how early Christians used to live in limestone caves underground. Entry is by donation. Interesting to see. TIP: Probably 20 minutes is adequate.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Visiting does not take long, but visiting this place with my teenage son was one of the most moving visits in our time in the Holy Land. The man at the candle stand explained how the early Christians hid here during the Roman persecutions, and...More

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svalmonte, Manager at Holy Caves of Nazareth, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We're very please that it was a moving and enjoyable experience for you. Andrew

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Sean R
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Response from svalmonte | Property representative |
Hi They should be open depending on what time you'll be there. Occasionally the caretaker/guide will need to run over to St Gabriel's Church momentarily. If you find that the gates are closed please inquire at St Gabriel's... More
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