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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  • October 5, 2017
    Without doubt a highlight of our visit to Israel. This church is built over the caves and places where it was born and Jesus lived in his early years. There is enough evidence that it is realmnete the place where Mary and Joseph lived and where it says that an angel announced to Mary that she would be the mother of God. The Basilica of the Annunciation is a building built by the architect Giovanni Muzio, between 1955 and 1969, with two levels, the upper envelope a cathedral of the Crusaders in the 12th century and the bottom in which according to the Catholic tradition would be the housing of the family of Jesus. You can get to the Grotto where Mary lived.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Very nice experience with our tour guide who explained us everything. A true thanks to ( Grand Pere) who look after this church belonging to ' Community of CHEMIN NEUF' who is present in our country h...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    What a beautiful structure. Wear long trousers or covering clothes and enjoy in silence this amazing place in history.  more »
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