Holy Places of NazarethJerusalem Tours Guide
Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation is the place, where, according to legend, Archangel Gabriel announced to Saint Mary the forthcoming birth of her son Jesus. This church, also called the Cathedral of the Annunciation, located in the very heart of the Nazareth. Church of the Annunciation was rebuilt, and now visitors can observe the rich collection of icons, as well as ancient artifacts preserved from the Byzantine and the Crusaders eras. Church of the Annunciation is part of a large complex located on the main street of the Nazareth’s old city. This complex also includes other churches and monasteries. Church of the Annunciation is one of the holiest sites for Christians - that is why it attracts attention of many pilgrims and tourists from Israel and abroad throughout the year.
St. Joseph Church is the place, where, according to Christian tradition, carpenter's shop of Joseph
the Betrothed of the Saint Mary - the mother of Jesus – was located. The St. Joseph Church is accepted as a holy place by Christianity, while being the most important archaeological spot. This church, having been built in 1914, is located next to the Temple of the Annunciation. It was built in a Neo-Romanesque architectural style. Here you will see the ancient well, luxurious mosaic patterns and tunnels, one of which Joseph used as a workshop.
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Monuments and Sights
Besides the holy places, Nazareth is proud of a large number of historical monuments and sights.
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The market of Nazareth
Local market of Nazareth is popular among tourists who flock to this city from all over the world. This extremely colorful and motley bazaar offers a wide range of fabrics, spices, handicrafts and art objects, as well as food. Market of Nazareth is a great place for tourists to explore the local people and its authentic culture. Here you will find local specialties and flavors, as well as souvenirs and other items handmade by Nazareth inhabitants. Walking through the market, you will see the ancient Ottoman style buildings, and will enjoy the great atmosphere that blend together the flavors of the local cuisine, the national fabric, spices and impassioned temperament of Nazareth inhabitants, along with an ancient and peculiar history of this magical city.
Restaurants and hotels in Nazareth
Nazareth offers you to choose a wide range of three, four and five-star hotels, as well as a wide variety of restaurants offering different national dishes, but primarily Arabic restaurants with their hospitality and abundance of national dishes. Nazareth offers extraordinary culinary delights and unique flavors of distinctive dishes throughout the year. The cuisine of Nazareth is so unusual because of the exclusive spices produced from plants grown on the Galilee hills near the Nazareth. A huge choice of restaurants with their delicious cuisine makes Nazareth one of the most prominent cities in the region, but many visitors and tourists are also attracted to Nazareth because of its rich history and culture, and of course, the holy places.
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