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Address: Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
Phone Number: +972 4-657-2501
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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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Modern, global and inclusive monument to Jesus' parents

"Where Jesus walked" is part of why people come to the Galilee region. The Church of the Annunciation is a really well-done site showing the impact of Jesus' parents. There is a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

"Where Jesus walked" is part of why people come to the Galilee region. The Church of the Annunciation is a really well-done site showing the impact of Jesus' parents. There is a separate church for Joseph, who is strangely overlooked at many Christian sites in favor of Mary. Both churches have two levels open, an upper level that is more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Where reputedly the angel Gabriel came to Mary to announce the impending birth of Jesus couple this with two other churchs in the immediate area i.e Church of the Beatitudes and the Church of the Multitplication (loaves and fishes from bible) to really get a good foundation in Christian history etc.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As with all holy places in Israel, ladies' shoulders must be covered and shorts or skirts must be below the knee.This lovely church which is a tribute to Mary, the mother of Jesus, is based in Nazareth which was possibly where Mary grew up. This church is known as the place where according to Roman Catholic tradition, As Mary was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the first sites to visit if you stick with map spots to see. The site is holly and full of peace to feel. Easy access but not equipped for wheel chairs alley inside. Enjoy !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband walked around outside with the kids while I explored the inside. Very peaceful and quiet. I can imagine how nice it would be to attend a mass here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just to see a church from 1969, and some incredible paints or mosaics from around the world Underground believe Virgin Mary lives her childhood

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nazareth itself is a rather dull and mostly unkempt city. In the midst of the dullness stands the Church built upon the traditional site where the mother of Jesus received the message she was to become the mother of the Son of God. The church is beautiful, and relatively new, its Dome and Spire seen from the road below. Inside,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to the Church of the Annunciation with our tour was our first morning stop. Because we went early we did not experienced large crowds. There were other groups at the church of different languages so sometimes the other guide spoke louder and our guide had to stop otherwise the visit was great with significance religious meanings. The compound... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very impressed with the lovely metal doors covered with beautiful carvings depicting Christ's life. The interior of the church was very modern but lovely. Around the courtyard outside the church are numerous paintings etc. of Our Lady done in the style of the country that donated them, fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is where the tears began flowing for me - all the art of Mother Mary from around the world gazing down upon you, the peace of the church and then, the intense loving energy and fervour of devotion at the basilica itself, you can actually feel something so special in this place. Nazareth itself was amazing, and this was... More 

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