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Address: Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
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+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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This is one of the most interesting churches we have seen. Both our children were amazed by upper and lower church, but also the surroundings. Great exhibition of Madonna's from... read more

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the most interesting churches we have seen. Both our children were amazed by upper and lower church, but also the surroundings. Great exhibition of Madonna's from different countries. Must see in Israel!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What's so amazing about this church is that it's a church within a church within a church! There are remains from a Byzantine Church and a Crusader Church within the modern Basilica. Definitely experience it from many levels to get the full effect. And throughout the space are depictions of Mary from various countries that's really neat to see.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great church. Lots to art etc It does not take too long to see, so allow around 30 minutes to visit this spot

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This city has a lot more to offer (restaurnats, churches, and so on) but this church is a must see and the heart of the visit. If you can - be there for the Christmass. You'll need to secure tickets in advance with the local branch of the ministry of tourism.

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Bistrita, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impresive place, specially due to the many icons of the Vergin Mary as is seen by the people fr many country of the world. Not so crowded, a place were you can find yourself.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming display of mosaics of the Virgin donated by different country, interesting archeological remains, and the pilgrims themselves are worth a view.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see where the whole "story"started before reading The Book ... the cave supposed to be where Jesus ' mother lived. Interesting building around it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really beautiful place, a shrine as much as a church. Nazareth is a very busy place and be prepared for the plethora of hawkers outside on the street waiting for the tour buses to flog their wares. But once you are inside the church it is very serene and reverend despite the crowds. Try to get here as early... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This church is immaculate and it is very interesting to see the underground cave of where Jesus is said to have been born. I feel anyone would find this Church of interest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 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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