St. Joseph Church, Nazareth

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Thought by many to occupy the site of the carpentry workshop of the husband to Virgin Mary, St. Joseph Church represents a modest example of Romanesque Revival style architecture. Built in 1914, the church covers an underground network of caves and early Crusader church remains. Enter the simple public threshold of the Franciscan Roman Catholic church, and descend the short staircase to the crypt for a glimpse at a small section of the underground system of rock-cut chapel and caves. Notice the recurrence of the figure of Joseph across the church's numerous stained glass windows. Before you head to Nazareth, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nazareth online journey builder , to make sure you see all that Nazareth has to offer, including St. Joseph Church.
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  • Moving Church by its simplicity. Built on the spot where, according to Christian tradition, was the carpentry of St. Joseph.
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  • Close to the basilica is this smaller church with a well in the catacombs. When we were there chanting was going on which made it particularly magical  more »
  • This is a must place to see for catholics who have a devotion to the spouse of the Virgin Mary. Very serene place and you can see the ruins at the basement of the church.  more »
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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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