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Address: Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 4-657-2501
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built on the grotto where Mary is believed to have lived and the Site of...

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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Amazing, touching, a hommage to traditional people of Nazareth and their faith, and to the conviviality and pluralism inherent to Palestinian society.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing, touching, a hommage to traditional people of Nazareth and their faith, and to the conviviality and pluralism inherent to Palestinian society.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wow what an amazing church and site. a must see for all people. good place to learn about mary and good for the whole family

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This big and modern church was one of the highlights of our Nazareth visit. One of the most interesting things there is that they have a collection of paintings (though not all of them are exactly that) of Maria from all around the world, so you get a glimpse of how each country sees Maria in their own eyes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beside its importance for the christians, this is a place where one could admire icons from all parts of the world, with different styles in art...so wonderfull. Outside, you can sea the remains of the old church which is under the new one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there just after Christmas. This church is the most decorated indoors. In the church area you can find another church and you get a nice view. There is a nice cheap market just across the street.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church was actually built by a construction company over the ruins of an ancient church, and as such you can expect exposed cement pillars and such. Overall it is impressive, and the thing I liked the most were the different images of Maria and Jesus which were done by many countries, so for example you can see there a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is very beautiful and impressive inside and out. On the front there are figures and quotations from the Bible. Inside are two floors, about 60 meters in height.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the story behind this church is very interesting! you can see outside different pictures of maria from different countries! also the spirit you can feel there (I'm not religious)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place itself is quite simple in decoration and for a person who has seen hundreds of churches it is just another church .... but if you see the spiritual value of this church it is clearly unique.. it is where the Angel announced to Maria that she will give birth to Jesus. If you believe this than it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A relatively new church with an impressive structure. It was built on top of archaeological remains that are supposedly where the angel Gabriel visited the Virgin. There is a beautiful old mosaic next to the remains of Mary's home and the "home" itself, plus the other excavations give a good view of life in ancient Nazareth.

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