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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
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Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Entering this sacred church, I didn't know what to expect. Once inside I was speechless. I like to write my reviews describing my feelings to give an idea of what one can expect. On this occasion I must say this is one place you have...More

Thank Tristan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This modern church is located on the traditional site of Mary's house where the Angel Gabriel announced that she was to be the mother of Jesus. On this same site is another church located where Joseph had his shop and the Holy Family lived.

Thank ramongr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice place for photo opportunities. Please take time to listen to the echoing singing the church. Amazing!!

Thank Lavender1423
Reviewed 1 week ago

A historic big Church, built on the house of Mary in Nazareth city and within a walking distance from Mary's well, where women used to fill their water jars with water. The church itself is actually two floors for visitors with a big square outside....More

Thank Voyage822995
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you first enter the courtyard, you see mosaics depicting Mary from many different countries. Each one is amazingly beautiful. Be sure to walk all around the courtyard to see them all. There is also a beautiful white statue of Mary in the courtyard near...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

I’m not much into Roman/catholic churches, but there’s a lot of art and historic/religious sightseeing... But, there’s this archeological site behind (under) it that is super nice to visit!! There is a priest guarding it and one might think that is off limits, since it’s...More

Thank Gigi D
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

I recommended to see this place, is the biggest church, in the market area, you can see The tombeau of Jesus, modern church

Thank singrid1
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

The Church is a must see if in Israel! As a Christian it filled my heart to be there. But even if not, it is so beautiful that you will want to see it. It is built over Mother Mary’s house and is where the...More

Thank CRMays
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Built on 1964 at the Biblical Annunciation site, this modern church is one of the Must See sites in Israel for every Christian visitor of the Holy Land.

Thank Levi Z
Reviewed August 30, 2018

The Church of the Annunciation is magnificant! The place itself, the alter and the truly beautiful art depicting Mother Mary with Jesus is very touching. We also went to the musuem which is was worth the inexpensive (15NIS) as it contains archeological artifacts in terrific...More

Thank Nancy M
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PilgrimfromRTW
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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
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