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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
+972 4-657-2501
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this is a facility with easy access but hardly any parking, since it is on the hill some climbing will be required.

Thank racuch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Church is well known around the world. It is very impressive, but it is recommended to get a guide who will be able to explain you on the history of the place and enrich your experience

Thank ofer_bz
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot go to Nazareth and not visit this stunning building. Do not forget to cover up though or you will not get in. Knees and shoulders are not to be seen. Apart from that, enjoy

1  Thank Wallis F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here in a group with our private guide. Very beautiful, quiet and serene place. Very Interesting and impressive. There is an (unpleasant) man (who barely speaks English) at the entrance letting people know they are unacceptably dressed, while he is on the phone!...More

Thank Hieke W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent!! Place was crowded, but it was just wonderful actually being in Israel. We went in October because the weather is a little cooler at that time of year.

Thank CarlaPen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you a Christian, then this is a must-visit site. Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant Christians all believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, became man because a humble Nazarean virgin, Mary, accepted the will of God that she be the vessel of His Incarnation....More

Thank Cyreese
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another church which is related to the history and has been excavated and remains has been found. You can see that there is a lower church in which all the old excavated things are kept.

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started out a long day and amazing journey down Mt. Olives by starting out at this church. It is now operated by locals but the stop was worth the brief visit. It costs extra 5 shekels to get to stone where Jesus was said...More

Thank Vincent F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prior to appreciating this one must familiarize themselves with the early prophecies plus the liniage of Joseph and Mary and the story of John the Baptist. The Basilica is very traditional and contains the remains of Mary's house, etc. It is run by the Franciscans.Nazareth...More

1  Thank Storyteller-N03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a a wonderful place on the way to holy land. Nice architecture and well maintained place. Serene ambiance. Worth visiting.

Thank Alisha K
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Response from Ivor M | Reviewed this property |
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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