NAZARETH, CITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION

  • Port

    Haifa

  • Level of difficulties

    Easy

  • Type

    Cultural

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR59.0

  • Duration in hours

    3.5

  • Shore excursion code

    1365

Description

A fascinating visit to the place where it was announced to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she would give birth to Jesus, a destination for thousands of pilgrims every year.



What we will see
  • Nazareth, Church of the Annunciation


What we will do
  • We will set off from the port for Nazareth, where we will be able to visit the Church of the Annunciation, the largest church in the Middle East and one of the most important Christian sanctuaries in the world.
  • According to Christian tradition, the church was built on the site of the house of the Virgin Mary, where the Archangel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary to announce that she would become the Mother of Jesus.
  • Built in 1969, the modern church was commissioned from the architect Giovanni Muzio by the Franciscans. In the courtyard outside the church, a curious mix of portraits of the Virgin Mary with the Christ Child from all over the world create a sacred and ecumenical atmosphere. Below the level of the church, we will have the opportunity to admire a 5th-century Byzantine church, built around the Grotto of the Annunciation.
  • During this excursion, you will have some time to take photographs, spend a quiet moment in prayer or purchase small sacred souvenirs.