Nazareth city skyline


Welcome to Nazareth

Nazareth, the largest city in Israel’s Northern Galilee, is the childhood home of Jesus Christ. Many sites deeply rooted in religious significance are located here, including Mary’s Well and Saint Joseph’s Church.

This destination is a magical, historic and enchanting city for Christian pilgrims or tourists interested in exploring the ancient past and modern day of the largest Arab town in Israel. Many Christians believe this was the location of the Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel that announced the birth of Lord Jesus to the Virgin Mary.

How To Get There

By Air: The closest airport to Nazareth is Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, about 90 minutes away by car. You can rent a car or take a taxi to Nazareth from there.

By Train: The Israeli Railways operates trains from Tel Aviv to Nazareth, which take about 2 hours. The train station in Nazareth is in the city centre, so you can easily reach your destination from there.

By Bus: Egged, the leading bus company in Israel, operates buses from several cities to Nazareth. The bus station in Nazareth is in the city centre, so you can easily reach your destination from there.

By Car: If you’re driving, Nazareth is accessible via several highways, including Highway 65 and Highway 90.

Regardless of how you travel, it’s always a good idea to check for any updates or changes to schedules and routes in advance.

Places Of Interest

basilica of the annunciation

Basilica of the Annunciation

One of the world’s largest and most significant Catholic churches is the Basilica of the Annunciation, known by many as the site of the Annunciation of the birth of Jesus Christ to the Virgin Mary.

The current basilica was built in the 1960s and is a modern, multi-level structure surrounded by a beautiful garden. In contrast, the interior of the Church is ornately decorated with frescoes, mosaics, and stained glass and features several chapels and shrines dedicated to various saints. Book tours here.

St Mary's Well Nazareth

St Mary’s Well

Believed by many, this is the site where the angel Gabriel came down and appeared to Mary, announcing the birth of Jesus. It is a popular tourist destination in the city’s heart, surrounded by a beautiful garden. Visitors can walk down to the well to see the clear, cool water and explore the adjacent Church dedicated to the Annunciation.

Nazareth Village

Nazareth Village

A reconstructed village to give visitors a glimpse into what life was like in Nazareth during the time of Jesus. Visitors can explore the location and learn about the daily life and customs of those who lived here then.

St. Joseph's Church

St. Joseph’s Church

Many believe St. Joseph’s Church is the site of the carpenter’s workshop of Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. The interior of the Church is beautifully decorated with frescoes, paintings, and stained glass and features several chapels dedicated to various saints. Book tours here.

Centre International Marie de Nazareth

Centre International Marie de Nazareth

This centre is beautiful and peaceful, surrounded by gardens and greenery, and provides a quiet and restful environment for spiritual retreats and pilgrimages. Visitors to the centre can participate in various spiritual activities, including daily mass, Rosary, and Eucharistic Adoration, and attend conferences, retreats, and other spiritual events.

Here we mentioned a few places of interest in Nazareth, but there are many more to explore, including ancient synagogues, historic churches, and beautiful gardens.

Where To Stay

Luxury Hotels

Luxury House since 1960

The hotel offers accommodation in the town with beautiful garden views. On-site private parking is provided. The Nazareth Old City, Church of the Annunciation, and Christ Church are popular attractions close to the vacation home.  Haifa Airport is the nearest airport, 38 kilometres from Luxury House.

Mid-Range Hotels

Fauzi Azar By Abraham Hostels

A 200-year-old Arab home, the Fauzi Azar by Abraham, located in Nazareth’s historic city, provides guest rooms and dorms in a distinctive and endearing old-world setting.

Budget Hotels

The Garden Apartment

The apartment offers accommodations with a garden, a terrace, free WiFi, and garden views. There is on-site private parking. St. Gabriel’s Church, The Church of the Annunciation, and Nazareth Old City are popular attractions near the apartment. 

Where To Eat

Diner 248: This is the best family-friendly restaurant serving detectable breakfast, lunch, supper, and drinks. The restaurant offers a comprehensive menu that includes homemade soups, freshly cut salads, delectable burgers that are never frozen, fish from the Faroe Islands, and much more.

Beck’s Land & Sea House: Since 2003, the Beck family has owned and operated Beck’s Land and Sea House. Enjoy hand-cut steaks and the freshest seasonal seafood in a cosy, traditional setting with a fireplace and attentive service. Remember to order the crabcakes!

Nazareth Diner: The Nazareth Diner offers American cuisine, including a salad bar, baked goods, and breakfast, available all day. They’re open all the time.

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