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“authentic rendering of ancient nazereth”
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Nazareth Village
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Ranked #1 of 1 Museums in Nazareth
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Nazareth Village is a living history farm and village that gives you the opportunity to experience what Nazareth was like at the time of Jesus and Mary. • Stand in our synagogue, an exact replica of the one where Jesus taught. • Watch olives from the farm pressed into oil. • • Talk to the carpenter and weaver as they create their wares. • Walk with the shepherd taking care of the sheep and goats. • See an authentic wine press actually used during Jesus’ time. • Learn about the different seasonal activities like threshing wheat, picking olives and shearing sheep through our guided tour. • Complete your experience with a delightful first century Biblical meal served by our villagers in a beautiful setting. * All tours are guided only. * A reservation is strongly recommended to ensure your place on a tour.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed April 5, 2013

This lovely village is a working town to reflect the living conditions that Jesus might have experienced. Unlike most museums, the docents are dressed in ancient clothes and can explain their crafts to the visitor. The video that prepares the visitor with the live experience of this museum was very well done. With the goats and sheep, children and adults alike will find this a very rewarding part of their tour of Israel. I especially liked the ancient synagogue; it seemed as if it was a place that Jesus might have preached and taught.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

First Impressions: Located at the outskirts of Nazareth, just in front of the French Hospital, the Nazareth Village functions as an open-air museum. Based on solid New Testament scholarship and recent archeological finding, it's designed to depict the village life and culture in first-century Galilee, essentially when Jesus lived 2,000 years ago. Starting at £9 per person, the entrance fee is reasonable. Last tour of the day begins at 3:00 pm.

PRO: A tour guide is included. You may ask to try out squashing grapes with your bare feet or to try carpentry and the like. Unlike the rest of Israel, it's open on Saturdays (closed Sundays). All of the staff wear first-century "costume" and act their role. Very authentic feel to the setup.

CON: As it is an open-air setup, it could be weather-dependent?
I don't know.

Liked: The Parable Walk

Disliked: The tour does not include the meals (add £6 for dinner)

Verdict: Regardless of your faith or affiliation, it's worth a try if only for the cultural insights -- if nothing else. Your call.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

The Nazareth village is an open air museum.The visit is via a guided tour that takes an hour.Our guide was very good .In the village there are houses, terraced fields, wine and olive presses and crafts men all built and dressed in costumes to resemble those that would have been in the village in the 1st century. The place is about 10 min. from the city center.The atmosphere is welcoming .Pictures are allowed with the actors. A place for children and grownups.Meals are available if reserved.

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

A brilliant place to vsisit regardless of faith or biblical interest. You have to visist the Basillica of the Annuniation and of course St Josephs Church right on the sea front (one of the most beautiful vhurches in all of Israel) An easy walk between both.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We LOVED the village and the tour guide that we had. He was great. We had a dinner after our experience there with friends from the Arabic Christian church there. Great experience all around. Buildings are built like first century...a living museum feel. Real archeology site there as well. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

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