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. Our Nazareth itinerary planner makes visiting The Church of the Annunciation and other Nazareth attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Beautiful and majestic Church in the center of Nazareth. It is the most important building in the city and has 2 floors and huge domes. In the crypt can be seen from a grating is the place of the Annunciation where it is said that the Archangel Gabriel appears saw the Virgin. On the altar you can read the phrase "here the word was made flesh" in latin.
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  • This church is architecturally unusual, beautiful, and sacred. Churches worldwide have contributed art and icons that populate the walls which surround the main nave and outside too. In addition, a st...  more »
  • There are two different traditions i Nazareth about the place of the Annunciation. One of them tells that Gabriel came to Mary when the was drawing water from the well in her parents house. This is th...  more »
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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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