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. Put St. Joseph Church at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nazareth itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This is where Joseph had his work shop. Today there is church built on site of his workshop and the church is very impressive and interesting to wander around.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Built over the cave where the workshop of Saint Joseph, the Church is beautiful and makes it possible to visit the gallery below where it was the workshop of Saint Joseph
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  • July 29, 2017
    Modest church in the center of the city where the story set the House of San Jose. The visit is worthwhile since you visit what is said was the carpentry of San Jose.
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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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