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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%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing site, beautiful religious art and a truly incomparable historic location. The breadth of the experience was marking for us.

Thank NadineFromMontreal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... are the words the Archangel says to Mary. This truly is a beautiful Marian shrine to the blessed Mary. Throughout the basilica you will see many different renditions of the apparition of the Virgin Mary in many countries throughout the world. Most incredible is...More

Thank EDominguezMIA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I know this church is controversial because it is modern, but I felt it was a beautiful tribute to the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary. We had a private Mass in the main chapel and happened to be there for the Angelus prayer in...More

Thank Alex N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sure a reverent place to visit. The Basilica was consecrated in 1969 and built over the Grotto. The site was turned into a worship place in the 1st and 2nd Centuries. One is given the opportunity to walk down into the below-ground section where the...More

Thank MaltaBound
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Church is very simple, modern but beautiful. From the mosaics on the courtyard walls donated by different countries that surround the church to the clean simple lines of the interior, it makes a fitting tribute to Holy Mary, the mother of God.

Thank FT3
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This magnificent church was erected in Nazareth, where the Virgin Mary received the visit from Angel Gabriel. The church is built on the foundations of Mary’s dwelling. On the lower level, you can still see the structures of the old house/habitation, inside which now stands...More

Thank FDWorldtraveler
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is a perfect example of how Israel is just layer upon layer of history. From the 1960s era outer shell, down to the Byzantine era, and finally to a two thousand year old cave. Beautiful stained glass windows, artwork, architecture and history. If...More

Thank ckingsleyb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nazareth is a Christian city so most shops are closed on Sunday’s. There mass times on another website were a bit misleading, so here are the postings from outside the church! Absolutely beautiful structure inside and out!

Thank Tyler B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a facility with easy access but hardly any parking, since it is on the hill some climbing will be required.

Thank racuch
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 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
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PilgrimfromRTW
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Response from Ivor M | Reviewed this property |
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esdavid
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.
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strawberies
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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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