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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  • Very impressive church we were there in the late afternoon, the crowd was very low. All very neat, visited then another next door St. Josef
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  • The reconstructed building really looks good. There are all kinds of Madonna and it's special. The interior of the church is also impressive. In a small village there is such a building that can be seen in its sanctity.
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  • The visit is significant because it occurs at the place where it occurred to Agee. The Orthodox Church is beautiful, carefully built above the ruins of the city of Nazareth. But it is a modern building, with more religious than historic interest. There is a very confusing flow of tourists, many trying to take pictures without respecting the location and the presence of other tourists. The surroundings of the Church is chaotic, with souvenir shops, snack bars and lots of dirt simple. There are few places to Park, in addition to very narrow streets and pedestrians. If you can go by taxi or tour. In the same place there is a simpler Church, dedicated to Saint Joseph, father of Jesus.
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