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The Church of the Annunciation

Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
+972 4-657-2501
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
+972 4-657-2501
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful church dedicated to Mary and the event in which she was visited by an angel who told her she carry a child from God. The grounds are beautiful and it is tranquil and serene.

Thank angie O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A huge 3 floor beautiful basilica built in 1969 over previous churches on the site of the grotto that Marie was told of the coming of Jesus. On the grounds art work that were gifts from different countries as a homage to Marie.

Thank Darla B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The surroundings of Nazareth is beautiful and the city is on a hill with very narrow streets that go up and down making possible to admire the city from different views. the new Basilica of Annunciation has been built in the center of the city...More

Thank Ciccio777
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jesus (Yeshua - Salvation in Hebrew) was viewed as a teacher and healer as well as the "son of God." His mother (the Virgin Mary has The Church of the Annunciation dedicated to her. If you look closely at the carvings on the exterior of...More

Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a Christian you must stop here and visit. It's a modern and wonderful church. Remember to cover those knees.

Thank Jubutld
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made the full circuit from Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem but found the people and accommodations in Nazareth to be the best and most friendly. The church is beautiful and very inspiring.

Thank hennesseystealth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not religious but this is an extremely interesting building and cultural monument. The building itself is an architecturial masterpiece with open concrete setting the space. Simply breathtaking.

Thank lindsa83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Largest church in Israel. On lowest floor it is dark and sunlight shows up stained glass windows. You can look down and see ancient ruins which they tell you is home of Jesus. Hmm...perhaps. Upstairs walls are decorated with gifts from around the world. Look...More

Thank r_a_beattie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church is simple but definitely worth a visit, especially to escape the searing July heat. Inside and out are depictions of Mary and baby Jesus that have been donated to the church from all over the world. What's interesting is that each country painted...More

Thank JE and JA D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great preservation of the original Annunciation. All restored around the original site, it is a great place to see.

Thank Eugen
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Bhellsun A
10 January 2017|
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Response from Joseph R | Reviewed this property |
The Church is open to visitors during the day