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The Church of the Annunciation

Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
+972 4-657-2501
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Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel
+972 4-657-2501
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Reviewed yesterday

The church is built over the assumed site of Jesus's family home where his future birth was announce to Mary by the Archangel Gabriel. Try and visit in the early morning when the church is less busy.

Thank dickthed0c
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a "Must See" for anyone traveling to Nazareth. This is an historically authentic site and the architecture is incredible. Whether you are Christian, Jewish, Moslem or not religious at all. This is worth your time to visit.

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good place to visit if you follow Catholicism ... other than that - this building does not reflect true Christianity or anything biblical of what is purported to have happened here

Thank colsgf
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was expecting an old World church. Instead I saw a 1960's structure built over ruins. The museum was closed, so I really didn't see what I came to see...OLD. Later, I was told that the Greek Orthodox version of this church is more Old...More

Thank gourageous
Reviewed 6 days ago

Of course, if in Nazareth, you will visit this church, but it is highly recommended despite being modern (1969). There are some great mosaics from different countries outside in the courtyard, and inside it is both atmospheric and colourful. There was a mass sung at...More

Thank U5874VYtonyb
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful churches I have ever been to. The architecture and monumentalism from the outside and the beautiful enriched inside decoration and inside architecture with all those art panels from all countries of the world. Go up the the top floor and...More

Thank 662jorge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See my review of the Nazareth village for a description of the church of the annunciation. The arabs recently built a mosque in front of the church

Reviewed 1 week ago

To be fair, I think I was getting a bit tired of visiting churches by this point in my visit to Israel--and since this is a modern construction, I wasn't as impressed with the architecture. However, it was interesting to see the several dozen wall...More

Thank ScandiScot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Church of the Annunciation is sadly a typical "holy" site in Galilee. Ancient ruins covered over by church buildings that, although spectacular in themselves, detract from the authenticity of the original sites. The upside is that some of the original buildings are still visible...More

Thank Caerphillyshepherd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth seeing on any tour of Nazareth. Connections to Mary are profound. Many icons and paintings worth viewing.

Thank Daniel R
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Bhellsun A
what is the timings for this church ?
10 January 2017|
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Response from Joseph R | Reviewed this property |
The Church is open to visitors during the day
מהן שעות הביקור בכנסייה? האם ניתן לבקר גם בערב
11 December 2016|
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Response from 67ari13 | Reviewed this property |
לפי המפורסם רק עד 1700 אבל אפשר לבדוק איתם ישירות או באתר של נצרת, פשוט רשום כנסית הבשורה שעות פתיחה וזה יעלה לך בציק תהנו
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