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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“virgin mary” (39 reviews)
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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 24 May 2017 via mobile

The most important church in Nazareth built in the sixteen of the 20 century , architect Italian . Modern concrete design on top of an ancient church . On the walls presents to the church from many countries in the world . A must in...More

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit a lot. Glad we came. It was perfect in the late afternoon when the crowds were gone!

Thank Denneo
Reviewed 23 May 2017

check out the murals from all nations,see Jesus boyhood home or one from that period, a must see, highly recommend

Thank markbrenda2013
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The church is built over the assumed site of Jesus's family home where his future birth was announce to Mary by the Archangel Gabriel. Try and visit in the early morning when the church is less busy.

Thank dickthed0c
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is a "Must See" for anyone traveling to Nazareth. This is an historically authentic site and the architecture is incredible. Whether you are Christian, Jewish, Moslem or not religious at all. This is worth your time to visit.

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Good place to visit if you follow Catholicism ... other than that - this building does not reflect true Christianity or anything biblical of what is purported to have happened here

Thank colsgf
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I was expecting an old World church. Instead I saw a 1960's structure built over ruins. The museum was closed, so I really didn't see what I came to see...OLD. Later, I was told that the Greek Orthodox version of this church is more Old...More

Thank gourageous
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Of course, if in Nazareth, you will visit this church, but it is highly recommended despite being modern (1969). There are some great mosaics from different countries outside in the courtyard, and inside it is both atmospheric and colourful. There was a mass sung at...More

Thank U5874VYtonyb
Reviewed 14 May 2017

One of the most beautiful churches I have ever been to. The architecture and monumentalism from the outside and the beautiful enriched inside decoration and inside architecture with all those art panels from all countries of the world. Go up the the top floor and...More

Thank 662jorge
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

See my review of the Nazareth village for a description of the church of the annunciation. The arabs recently built a mosque in front of the church

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14 October 2017|
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Response from angie O | Reviewed this property |
No it does not. We parked on the street level and walked up.
13 October 2017|
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Response from Temper43 | Reviewed this property |
the hours on Sundays are as follows, but I am sure that sometimes you can have mass in other languages, 6:30 (I) in the Grotto 7:00 (A) in the Grotto 8:30 (A) at St. Joseph 10:00 am (A) at the Basilica 17:00 (A) in the... More
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10 January 2017|
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Response from Joseph R | Reviewed this property |
The Church is open to visitors during the day