The Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth

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Believed by many to stand over the childhood home of the Virgin Mary, The Church of the Annunciation represents a two-storey contemporary house of worship completed in 1969. Make your way to the ornately decorated lower level, allegedly the spot where angel Gabriel told Mary she would give birth to the Son of God. The majestic domed ceiling suggests the appearance of an inverted lily, a nod to the Semitic translation of Nazareth--flower. Plan to visit The Church of the Annunciation during your Nazareth vacation using our convenient Nazareth travel planner .
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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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