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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
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Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful building and stunning inside and out. Very well preserved and worth the walk we had up the hill after we parked quite a distance away.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The church at the first level has a special intimacy, it transposes you in the past, and the one above is very modern and wonderfully decorated. And the outside yard deserves to be visited. Everything brings you a lot of peace and inner peace. Access...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The church is very pretty on the outside and the mosaics from all over the world are very interesting. What is most interesting is the interior. Once you enter from the main doors, you are on the ground level which also includes the ruins of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

nazareth is the town of David and Mary, and where Jesus is believed to have spend his childhood. in this church which is very new, there are frescos donated by all countries which make for a lovely and serene sight.

Thank Tejas P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tradition or not, it is beautiful. Every time I go to Nazzareth, the visit is not complete if I do not stop by to enter for a few moments in this church. Actually, I am more interested in the excavations that supposed to be where...More

1  Thank Dudy D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This church hold the home of the virgin Mary. It is a fitting tribute to a woman who would mean so much to all of us believers. I especially like the statue in the courtyard where she is stepping on the snake.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s definitely worth the visit if you’re in the area. I had a better time in Bethlehem and Jerusalem though

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice to see the old village of nazareth, St Joseph workshop and the place where angel Gabriel appeared to Mary

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A newer church built on top of 4th century church ruins. This is the traditional location of the Angel telling Mary about her child. Outer courtyard surrounds a large church with a gospel story door. Inside you see a ruin of a house from Mary’s...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Supposedly this is on the spot where it was announced that Mary was going to give birth to Jesus...but who knows. In any event a large church was built here that is decorated inside and,out with large panels depicting Mary given from countries around the...More

Thank Jotum
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Response from angie O | Reviewed this property |
No it does not. We parked on the street level and walked up.
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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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