Nazareth Village, Nazareth

Reenact the early life of Jesus at Nazareth Village, an open-air museum in the eponymous town. Aimed at reconstructing the 1st-century farm and village in Galilee, the village features a large number of traditional houses, ancient-style workshops, terrace fields, and dry stone mills. The Scottish foundation-run theme park gives a wide range of hands-on experience to visitors, just 0.5 km (0.3 mi) away from the ancient town center. Explore a Jesus-style carpentry shop or check out a good shepherd next to a pen full of sheep, which you can feed. Appropriately dressed actors keep the lore alive, demonstrating daily life some 2,000 years ago. Put Nazareth Village into our Nazareth day trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Just walking thru Nazareth Village re-adjusted my mindset to biblical era. Seeing pack animals carrying their loads of harvested grain, Hannah at the weaver's loom, were realistic. The rabbi reading f...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    This incredible place helped me get a sense of what life would have been like during the time Jesus was on earth, with people in costumes demonstrating crafts and we also had the delicious (optional) ...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    Accessible and interesting even to children. Accompanying offer their services in different languages. Walking tour.
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  • May 9, 2017
    This is an authentic place created to assimilate the village of Nazareth how it was 2000 years ago, during Jesus' times. It is very well done and you can get a feeling of how the houses looked like. People who work there are wearing the kind of clothes people wore 2000 years ago and you get to experience the kinds of jobs they had... carpenter, etc. I highly recommend you go check it out yourself!
  • March 31, 2017
    A living and working museum that's worth driving for. I've been there three times, and the different guides each time have new details and stories. Remember to book a guided tour to get all details from the buildings etc. Also recommended for children as there are workshops, living animals etc.
  • June 2, 2017
    Great presentation, the synogogue and authenticity of lifestyle, volunteers, staff - awesome. God bless you all.
  • March 7, 2017
    If you have enough time in Nazareth you should visit the place- you need to book s local guide in advance. Usually the guides are very knowledgeable and talented. Highly recommended
  • April 19, 2017
    I loved it! I can't wait to come back. A must see.

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Where to stay in Nazareth

Accommodation options abound in Nazareth, from international chain inns and mid-range hotels to cozy, family-run guesthouses. For the budget-conscious, some guesthouses offer backpacker and dormitory-style rooms in addition to private lodgings, while you can also find houses and apartments available for short-term rental. Many of the hotels and inns cluster around the narrow streets of the Old City, with easy access to sightseeing.
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