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Built on the grotto where Mary is believed to have lived and the Site of the Annunciation, this basilica houses a collection of excavated remnants of churches from the Crusader and Byzantine eras.
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Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the mosaics around the world. Felt emotional when we got to see the cave and the line wasn't that long compared to the lines in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Gorgeous church upstairs too.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank dbeers2618
Reviewed 3 days ago

The mosaics from countries around the world are impressive. Make this one of your stops in Nazareth. It is worth it.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank rockcole
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those who remember their religious education classes, this is a must. Easy access for everyone. Well worth the effort.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank johnrees27
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the church built at the site that is known as the place where Mary received the message that she will be conceiving Jesus as a virgin. Since it's the place that is so significant in the life of Mary that the place has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travelrn_Bo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice church with a lot of history surrounding it. a very nice place to start your visit to Nazareth. very nice organ inside the church, and a lot of mosaic from all over the world.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mrcons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where Mary had lived, and received the visit from the angle. Very beautiful. Remember to go to visit the grotto while there as you could very easily miss it. Very bust place, but try to block out the noise and people.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Knockabout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to the spot where Mary is believed to have lived and received the word of Christ's birth to her. It is the site  of 1500 years of construction with many remnants still visible.The church is beautiful and worth it even if you are not a believer....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Joe1234665
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We split from our official program to visit this church. Worth of doing that- this is a must see. Very large and impressive! Also I suggest to see the Grotto

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AJ S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressive and special place. An atmosphere of holiness and quiet. A must visit place for everyone who comes to the city.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank דני ל
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mosaics in the courtyard from all the countries was worth the visit alone. The church itself is very large with the Grotto area being the highlight and worth viewing.

Date of experience: October 2019
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No it does not. We parked on the street level and walked up.
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