International Center Mary of Nazareth, Nazareth

4.8
#2 of 22 in Parks in Galilee
Watch a modern multimedia presentation of the life of Jesus' mother and explore ancient ruins at International Center Mary of Nazareth, which promotes and interprets the life of Mary. This French-run center features a small archeological site showing the remains of a 1st-century Nazareth house with a rainwater cistern, explaining the lifestyle in the town at the time of Jesus. An onsite chapel for itinerant devotees holds regular services, while a rooftop garden features a restaurant. You can also buy souvenirs and various regalia at the center's shop. Put International Center Mary of Nazareth at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nazareth trip planner .
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  • Not much to see in the city. We did walk in old town. Very dirty. Could not find point of attraction.  more »
  • Excellent way to learn about Christianity. Wonderful presentation with great music and audiovisual effects. Beware of missionary effort.  more »
  • Most amazing place. Excellent educational opportunity and very informative. First class lunch prepared onsite by the kindest and most sincere French nuns. Would certainly be among the first places to ...  more »
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  • Very nice place for visiting with the excavation, gardens with a lot of different plants, multimedia show - story about st. Mary, beaitiful chapel and cafe.
  • Excellent multimedia biblical movie in 4 successive rooms. Stunning chapel, icons and terasse up.
  • Been there saw it from outside. Very close to the nazereth old market. Looks like an impressing house. Next time we'll come in the open hr's to visit.
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  • Mary of Nazareth International center presents a set of high resolution movies on the life of Mary and Jesus in a nice and modern complex. During the creation of the center interesting antiquities were uncovered, including first century remains, of possibly the neighbors of Mary of Nazareth.

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