St. Gabriel's Church, Nazareth

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#7 of 12 in Historic Sites in Nazareth
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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  • If you come to Nazareth and visit the catholic church of annunciation, you should try and find time to also visit this small and very different church. The church is located over an underground spring...  more »
  • Time to dedicate to it, because it is very nice. I read that if you go to beautiful churches, you can go to the St Gabrielbe, then you will know what is beautiful. He was right.
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  • Greece churches where the fountain Angel Gabriel was the Annunciation to Mary. Church interior is very clean must see is the place that sprang the still water. Old fountain was stairs look beside where may I turned as well, a little dark that Christ era. It may have had to fetch the water here is Christ. After the tour is souvenir corners so take a look at try try. There are vendors who sell Cruz consisting of olive trees near the Church entrance. I bought that $ 1. It was popular and surprisingly returned.
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  • Byzantium triumphant building heritage as you can see the structure and the solid architectures over the giant church marking that holiness still there !
  • Good church built over the site of where the holy family is thought to have lived during Jesus' childhood.
  • A reasonable church built over the alleged site of Christ's childhood home, which is most interesting.
  • This church was built over the remains of the place where Jesus dwelt as a child. It is a nice church, just overcrowded at times
  • Built above of the cave Jesus grew up in. I was blessed enough to walk up and down the same steps as our Savior.

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