St. Gabriel's Church, Nazareth

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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. Add St. Gabriel's Church and other attractions to your Nazareth trip itinerary using our Nazareth trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • October 3, 2017
    Is nice for very rich style of icons and images typical of the Russians. Has a underground part with the source of the water of the Virgin. There you can get some water that has always a Christian value of healing.
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  • October 1, 2017
    This was a nice place to visit - the day that I visited, there were very few people there. Some nice murals on the walls.  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    1 John 1:7 but if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another. Calmly and peacefully.
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  • May 4, 2017
    Built above of the cave Jesus grew up in. I was blessed enough to walk up and down the same steps as our Savior.
  • April 16, 2017
    This is on the same premises as Basilica of the Annunciation. The underground of the church is interesting.
  • December 10, 2016
    St Joseph's workshop with antique hexaemeron (6 days) baptistery. Hic erat subditus illis.
  • July 30, 2016
    A beautifuly built church in this holy place. Worth a visit.
  • April 23, 2017
    Nice to visit!

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