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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. 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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  • An unforgettable experience! A humble church whose greatness is insurmountable. For Orthodox Christians, it is an important pilgrimage to the place where the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary took place...  more »
  • This is the Orthodox competitor to the Basilica of the Annunciation. A smaller and quieter very Greek Orthodox church.  more »
  • This is the church were according the the Orthodox church the annunciation took place while Mary was fetching water from the spring. The church is absolutely beautiful and well worth visiting, especia...  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.
  • 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.
  • Nice to visit!

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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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