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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%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“virgin mary” (39 reviews)
“mary's home” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
+972 4-657-2501
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very beautiful church. Enjoyed looking at the mosaics from many countries. Very nice paintings inside and out.

Thank PeterDe56
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed looking around the spacious church and mosaics from many countries - both outside and in. This is the traditional spot where Mary was told she would give birth to the Messiah (Luke 1:26 - 38). The church was built over the site of...More

Thank Adriane K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The great Basilica of the Annunciation contains within it the grotto where Mary received the angel Gabriel. The church is very nice with beautiful paintings inside. Worth a visit if in Nazareth and no fees to go inside! Worth it!!

Thank Jorge T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very unique church with a striking difference between old and new. The building itself is from the 70s-80s and is concrete with clear sharp lines. Inside and in the courtyard outside are mosaics donated by different countries - try to find your home country!

Thank pekingduck69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the church built on the spot that Mary was told by the Angel Gabrial that she would have a baby.

Thank BCLOVER2121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice experience with our tour guide who explained us everything. A true thanks to ( Grand Pere) who look after this church belonging to ' Community of CHEMIN NEUF' who is present in our country here, Mauritius, Black River where we are leaving. Nice...More

Thank zazouBlackRiver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful structure. Wear long trousers or covering clothes and enjoy in silence this amazing place in history.

Thank mahlegrand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful curch to visit. Though if you have no tourist guide who can explain you everything its boring and a waste of time so consider it before you decide weater to come or not.

Thank Alon_Vi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a non-Catholic Christian, I’ve always respected Mary but I do not worship her. This church and all the beautiful art representing Mary gave me a visual medium for reflecting on her as a real young woman and her magnificent role as the mother of...More

Thank kirklandkat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is something very special about this church. I have been back a number of time and have always been touched by the special atmosphere here.

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13 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