The Sea of Galilee is approximately 53 km in circumference
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Nazareth - Israel Tours

Referred to as the cradle of Christianity, Nazareth is the city where the angel Grabriel informed Mary that she had conceived the son of God

It is no wonder that Nazareth is one of the most popular destinations on Christian Holy Land tours! Referred to as the cradle of Christianity, Nazareth is the city where the angel Grabriel informed Mary that she had conceived the son of God. This is also the place where Jesus spent a good portion of his childhood and youth. Located in the Lower Galilee, Nazareth is located in the center of a valley surrounded by some of the most sacred Christian sites in the world. This city is an especially wondrous place for those on Christian tours to Israel because of its ties to Jesus’ early life. Though it began as a tiny Jewish village, it became a focal point of Christianity during the Byzantine period a few hundred years after Jesus’ birth and received visitors from all over on pilgrimages. The number of visitors led to the building of the Church of the Annunciation, which was the first church in the city. It is located at the traditional site of Mary and Joseph’s home. Since then, many other churches have been erected. Though things have changed over time, interest in Nazareth renewed in the 19th century and it has grown to be the largest Arab city in Israel with over 30 churches and monasteries, mosques and ancient synagogues.

Visiting Nazareth on an Israel tour is a very special experience. Visitors are able to see the remnants of history in a unique and real way. The Old City has much to offer its visitors-ancient winding streets, churches (such as the Church of the Annunciation) and agricultural buildings. The Church of Saint Joseph is a popular tourism site as it’s built on the ruins of what is through to be the place where Joseph had a carpentry workshop. Though the Church of the Annunciation is built on the site of Mary’s home, the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation was built over Mary’s Well, which is the well where it is said Mary drank from. Other churches worth noting includes the Mensa Christi Church, the Maronite Church, the Salesian Church and St. Gabriel’s Church. In addition to the wonderful plethora of church available in Nazareth, visitors on Israel escorted tours should stop at the local market in the Old City. There you will find exciting trinkets and foods worth the trip! And of course there is no shortage of places to stay in Nazareth, so visitors have their choice of many different kinds of accommodations.

Nazareth, Galilee region with the Basilica of Annunciation on background Israel Tours

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