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St. Gabriel's Church, Nazareth

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
St. Gabriel's Church represents a Greek Orthodox church formed around the well where the Virgin Mary heard she would give birth to Jesus Christ. It was likely originally built during the Byzantine era and served as the village's water supply. Upon entering, you can feel the cool air and hear the sound of water trickling. The inside walls feature a display of colorful religious murals. Ancient steps descend down to the lower chapel, which features Armenian decorative tiles and the spring where one can collect water. On the north side, the spring can be seen beneath the altar, which features a lavish collection of icons dedicated to Mary. To visit St. Gabriel's Church on your holiday in Nazareth, and find out what else Nazareth has to offer, use our Nazareth travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Amazing interior, nice paintings, a cool place to visit in a sunny day. A popular stop for Greek Orthodox tourist or pilgrims. It was worth the time spent. Two thumbs up!  more »
  • We were in hot summer day, but inside it was cool with fresh air. Inside there are so many Christians symols, and the guards told us the history of this place.  more »
  • This church is an interesting example of an orthodox place of worship. It's by far not as crowded as the Basilica. The only downside is that they want to lure you into their museum when you exit. Also...  more »
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  • Built above of the cave Jesus grew up in. I was blessed enough to walk up and down the same steps as our Savior.
  • This is on the same premises as Basilica of the Annunciation. The underground of the church is interesting.
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  • A beautifuly built church in this holy place. Worth a visit.
  • Nice to visit!