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A trip to Nazareth – Touring the Lower Galilee

Nazareth is one of the most important cities to the world of Christianity; Jesus and his mother Mary lived there until Jesus reached adulthood and wandered through the land in order to spread the gospel. Nazareth resides in the Lower Galilee and has some of the most important historical and archeological sites in the world. In Nazareth you can find magic and culture, religion and faith, the Holy Spirit and especially – great interest.

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Recommendations for tourists in Nazareth

Church of the Annunciation – also known as the Annunciation Basilica, is where according to tradition Gabriel the archangel announced Mary of the birth of Jesus. The Church of the Annunciation was rebuilt and today its visitors can be impressed by the rich collection of paintings, and the relics from the Byzantine era and from the Crusades. The Church of the Annunciation is located in a big and important compound that includes monasteries and other churches, which is located in the main street of Nazareth's old city. The Church of the Annunciation is one of the most important attractions for Christian people, and as such, it attracts many visitors from Israel and abroad throughout the year.

St. Joseph’s Church - is located where, according to tradition, Joseph, husband of Mary (mother of Jesus), had his carpentry workshop. This Church is considered a holy site for Christians and an archeological site. The present Franciscan church, which is adjacent to the Church of the Annunciation, was built in 1914 in a Neo-Romanesque style. In the crypt there is an ancient water cistern, mosaics and caves, one of which served as Josef's workshop.

The Nazareth Market – is a local market that attracts tourists from all over the world. The Nazareth market is very colorful and offers a variety of fabrics, spices, artifacts and groceries. In the market you can meet the local population and authentically experience the local tastes and the locally hand made products. While wandering around the market, you can also explore the ancient Ottoman architecture and enjoy the magical atmosphere that integrates foods, fabrics, local spices and vibrant people, with the unique ancient history of this lovely city.

Restaurants in Nazareth – Nazareth has plenty of restaurants that integrate flavors from all over the world, leaded by restaurants that are based on the rich and warm Arab kitchen. The unique local flavors will enable you to experience unusual culinary pleasure throughout the year, while using special spices that you can find in the nearby mountains. The plentiful variety of restaurants offered by Nazareth to its visitors makes Nazareth one of the imminent cities of this region, and attracts many visitors, due to the magnificent tastes, history and culture.

Information on additional destinations in Israel

Tel Aviv
The Dead Sea
Mitzpe Ramon (Masada)
The Gallilee

Nazareth - tips and Useful Information

Modern Nazareth - Information for visitors to Nazareth
Nazareth Through The Ages - Nazareth famous history