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St. Gabriel's Church, Nazareth

(4.5/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The outside is a lot like Temple can be seen in the Middle East, nothing from the heads. You have to understand why I referred to it in the title that this is the most beautiful. Very nicely decorated, really cozy, not so much restored, so at least it felt even better to be the oldest in the city. Bright colors, mural-mural on the back, this is the place where you should go through all of them in detail. Greek-Eastern denomination, after some small light a candle, and then go down the stairs and see Mary. The belief is that lived here, and this is his. Space in front of the Church are pleasant, full of cafés, it is worth to spend here for half an hour and meditate on what we've seen, where we were.
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  • Take a look inside, there's a source! Gloomy, but everything breathes history! Just outside is a good shop that will inspire such icons-do not buy anywhere else!
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  • Gabriel Church is the Orthodox version of the Church of the Annunciation. At this point a cave with a source located, on which appeared the Virgin Mary of the Archangel Gabriel (at least in the Orthodox version of the story). The beautiful church of the 18Jh acts with its dark Interior and the many colourful frescoes and golden glittering icons clearly stimmungsvoller as their Western "sister" and also the number of visitors keeps here rather limited. This is the best Church in Nazareth the Gabriel Church and also offers the necessary space for reflection, which we so sorely lacking in many other churches in the Holy land.
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  • St Joseph's workshop with antique hexaemeron (6 days) baptistery. Hic erat subditus illis.
  • A beautifuly built church in this holy place. Worth a visit.
  • Beautiful place.
  • If you in Haifa you must see this Church!
  • On the north side of the Big Basilica is another Franciscan church. In the lower part (crypt) you can see remains of 1st and 2nc century BC, mosaics, a water pit and caves. One of them, according to tradition, was used by Joseph as his workshop.