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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
+972 4-657-2501
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Imagine looking st Joseph and Mary’s home in today’s time Of course it is covered by a huge church but to see their home and how they lived 2000 years ago is truly amazing Must see in this region

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful church dedicated to Mary, Mother of Jesus. The courtyard has images sent from around the world of Mary. Even the doors depict stories of Mary. The inside is just as impressive. There are two levels and more images of Mary are there. This is...More

Thank LRosemary1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is where the angel Gabrielle announced to Mary that she will be with child and called him Jesus. The church itself is beautiful. Then they point out where is took place. It was like a tomb so you had to take a picture...More

Thank bilasi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty new and differed style. Huge Building. We did not feel like somethig unique or amazing or historic. No

Thank natasha2105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most popular place in Nazareth. It is a very beautiful Church, built with much love and money, architecture is great, mosaic is lovely. Interior design in the Lower Basilica is nice, but in the Upper Basilica, it is breathtaking, and its Lily...More

Thank jean448
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inside a tranquil church complex, this magnificent Church is a surprisingly modern architecture built over the ancient structure. The ground level connects to the holy house of Mary and houses a couple small chapels; the upper level is a grand altar, beautiful stained glasses and...More

Thank Ktong002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another terrific visual of the accounts of the Bible where Mary received word from God of her coming birth of Jesus. Good view of archeological dig. Beautiful Church. A worthwhile stop on the way to the Sea of Galilee in Northern Israel.

Thank MarkPurdue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this church at the end of November. The second time I had been here but just as good, if not better, than the first visit. I was able to take things in better and we had more time to sit and reflect then...More

Thank Hilary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful two storey church was built between 1960-1969. The upper storey serves as a Roman Catholic parish and the lower church is the Grotto where Mary received good news from the angel Gabriel. The most interesting thing that caught my eye was the mosaic...More

Thank faithandhope2live
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful and profound experience ! Our group of friends took an excellent guide for a tour of Nazereth and this is one of the sites visited. We have visited numerous churches in Europe and this is one of the more fascinating and breathtaking churches....More

Thank Adam099
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30 October 2017|
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Response from Ivor M | Reviewed this property |
What is the question?
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