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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

Regardless of whether one believes this church is built where Mary lived when the angel Gabriel brought her the message, this is a fun church to visit. The highlight of the church is the collection of artwork of Mary given by a number of different...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This church will attract those who appreciate more modern interiors, but it retains the holiness of an important religious structure. Most nations contributed mosaics to adorn the basilica and it was fun to find our home country’s contribution. Free visit and parking nearby. Recommended.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is a collection of artistic portraits of Mary, the mother of Jesus, from around the world. There are a variety of architectural and visual arts that express appreciation for Mary's character and role in the Christian faith.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church of the Annunciation in Nazareth is built on top of where Mary lived when the angel Gabriel visited her. Aside from it's biblical importance, the church itself is beautiful. Dedicated to Mary, each country has gifted a huge artwork of Mary representing that...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mix of cultures in this church was so unique and special. I haven’t seen anything like it. Mosaic portrayals of Mary from all cultures and that’s before you get into the main building. I was in awe at the unique architecture. Truly a gem...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

An impressive church Yet Jesus brought his spirit from here :-) The building is decorated with the outer wall in mosaics of various countries of the world. The feeling in the place is of uplifting and calmness

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

At the heart of Nazareth, in the old town you can find (among other churches) the church of annunciation, easily the most impressive one. The access is not that easy in the sense that the streets are narrow, two way and blocked by occasionally badly...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

Unfortunately like most things in Israel this is another venue filled with Tourists and Tour groups and you feel a bit like cattle being directed. It is worth going with a tour guide as they seem to help you get through the mess a bit...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2019

Towering into the sky is the cupola of the Church of the Annunciation standing over the cave, reputed to be home of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed the young Mary (aged about 14) was told by the Archangel Gabriel that she would become...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

Nazareth is small enough that you can see many many sites and streets and shops all in one weekend. The Church of the Annunciation is beautiful inside and out. Mosaics created for the church and offered as gifts by countries as wide ranging at Ukraine...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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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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