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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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Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
+972 4-657-2501
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to miss in this part of Israel. Amazing beauty and depictions of Virgin Mary from around the world. Must be quiet. Out of respect, men should cover knees and take off hats. Women should cover legs.

Thank 482JamesS482
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here few times already, usually with friends visiting from abroad. It is a great place by any count: Architecture Religious History Cultural Art Just by walking in the yard , one can be impressed by the mosaic works of Art from all...More

Thank Dov200
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of interesting depictions of Holy Mary from artists around the world. Some of the expensive arts (from gold, mother of pearls, etc) are stored safely inside the church. Very long queue to see the "annunciation spot" below the church. But i didn't mind at...More

Thank Yanny C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not of a follower of the Catholic faith but this was a nice place to visit. There are a lot of references to Jesus Mother, Mary. Nice views.

Thank Tresleches
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful church honoring the site where the Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would give birth to the Son of God. The church and grounds honor Mary with mosaics of Mary from countries around the world. It's good to take time...More

Thank kekenkel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This are a holly places to the critian comunity in Israel and hole cristian word, you have to go there to see where the Virgin Marry born and the place where the Angel Gabriel made the annunciation of the Jesuscrist born.

Thank Luis C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was totally enamored by the variety of depictions of Mary done by wonderful artists from all over the world. Simply viewing the murals is worth the trip.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really happy I stopped here. There are some amazing mosaics outside the church from countries all around the world. Inside, the church is beautiful. I thought I was all 'churched' out on my last day in Israel but this was worth the effort....More

Thank Drew D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice visit and a must see in Nazareth. One must see all parts of the Basilica. There is a courtyard outside with murals. The first floor is the house of mary and the 2nd floor the sanctuary and more murals. There is also...More

Thank musicteach2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Church over Marys house. Pretty cool. Neat architecture preserving history of a Christian icon. This is a must see site for any Christian visiting Israel.

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Bhellsun A
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Response from Joseph R | Reviewed this property |
The Church is open to visitors during the day