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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
Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
+972 4-657-2501
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

I've seen several modern cathedrals in Europe, but not one was as architecturally, aesthetically exciting as this church. Take your time to considerate the myriad details that fascinate the imagination and the spirit. DO NOT MISS this church while in Nazareth.

Thank wjuzwiak
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A moving experience and a beautiful church. We spent a couple of hours enjoying the organ music and the quiet peace of the sanctuary.

Thank zdrwho
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Traditionally the site of the Anunciation of the Virgin Mary, this is a truly magnificent holy site. The Church is built over reputedly the remains of the home of Mary and Joseph. The Church is on two levels..a quiet, fairly austere lower Church where the...More

Thank AndrewA64
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Magnificent looking church. Upper level is used for most services. Lower level contains the Grotto and the remains of the original churches. There are mosaics of the Madonna that adorn the walls of the courtyard and church. Place is busy with tourists. Down the street...More

Thank xfooey
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This place has lots of things to see. Be sure to go upstairs as well. Lovely art on the walls . Old ruins as well. We spend quite a lot time here. Does offer a quiet time evening. Lots of visitors so go early If...More

Thank jaanausa
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Depending on your interests, this is a good way to get started understanding the lives of the people here 2000 years ago.

Reviewed 25 February 2017

This church is truly amazing. It has two levels and it protects the remains of prior structures. The lower level includes the grotto of annunciation. It is believed that the remains of the original Mary's Nazareth home are contained in this church. The church's style...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Ths is a beautiful church to visit during the day and also admire it's beauty at night - well light.

Thank Dr_Iris_B
Reviewed 24 February 2017 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!

Thank Ania P
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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...More

Thank Lauren L
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Bhellsun A
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The Church is open to visitors during the day