Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth

4.6
#7 of 14 in Historic Sites in Nazareth
Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation represents a Greek Orthodox church formed around the well where the Virgin Mary heard she would give birth to Jesus Christ. It was likely originally built during the Byzantine era and served as the village's water supply. Upon entering, you can feel the cool air and hear the sound of water trickling. The inside walls feature a display of colorful religious murals. Ancient steps descend down to the lower chapel, which features Armenian decorative tiles and the spring where one can collect water. On the north side, the spring can be seen beneath the altar, which features a lavish collection of icons dedicated to Mary. Add Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation and other attractions to your Nazareth trip itinerary using our Nazareth trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • This is a Greek Orthodox church, but it has the interior painted by Romanian painters. The whole building assembly is well taken care of, everything is clean and pleasing to the eyes. Don't miss to...  more »
  • I very much appreciated the opportunity to visit this old Orthodox church with beautiful icons and painted walls. It's different from my tradition but it gave me newfound appreciation for Orthodox...  more »
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  • A very beautiful church with icons. It has a well with a spring inside it. This is the spring from which the blessed virgin Mary drew water. Legend says that the angel Gabriel first appeared to her. The water is sweet. A blessed and emotional experience indeed.
  • Wonderful place. Mary's well is there. Gorgeous icons. The presence of the Holy is there.

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