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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

Even though Nazareth is in Israel, you still get the feel of a more Arabic town than in a Israeli city. The streets are narrower and there is Shawarma's a plenty. The Basilica of the Annunciation is built where it’s believed was the house of...More

Thank MyrnaGordon
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful place to visit and ponder. The frescoes are beautiful and the stained glass is inspiring.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice view. A lot of fresco which can tell you how looks Maria in different countries. Nice shop with souvenirs

Thank Julia E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unexpectedly modern interiors, worth spending some time absorbing the details. Everything is angular and geometric, including the stained glass. Donated murals for countries around the world decorate the exterior courtyard of the church and go on to do same in its interiors. The lower level...More

Thank Stuti
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just beautiful!! The night view was very pleasing. I will go see it this morning in the day when it is open... the courtyard is large, clean and inviting.

Thank sherrymcnear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit!!! Includes towering ceilings, beautiful mosaics and ancient ruins. Get there in the morning if visiting in the Summer to avoid the crowds. Great way to start off ones Nazareth visit.

Thank warren r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the place where Gabriel revealed Jesus's holy birth to Mary. It was the 5th church built in 1969 having beautiful architecture under Catholic Management, the other 4 churches being ruined from time to time.

2  Thank jojo5222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More touristy of the religious sites in Nazareth so expect crowds. Modern and interesting architecture and fabulous stained glass windows. Amazing art from across the globe. Was lucky to be in the Basilica on a day an African congregation were in service, amazing choral pieces...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church is architecturally unusual, beautiful, and sacred. Churches worldwide have contributed art and icons that populate the walls which surround the main nave and outside too. In addition, a statue of Miriam Is enclosed in a labyrinth to remind us of our wandering life...More

Thank 558lydiam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two different traditions i Nazareth about the place of the Annunciation. One of them tells that Gabriel came to Mary when the was drawing water from the well in her parents house. This is the Greek ortodoks tradition. And the other is the...More

Thank Lars M
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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