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Nazareth is the childhood
home of Jesus, therefore a must-see destination for every Christian that
is visiting Israel. Thousands of Christian tourists visit Nazareth year
after year. Surprisingly, even the non-Christian visitors consider Nazareth
as one of the places they should include in their respective itineraries.
The city offers an authentic experience that blends modern times with ancient
Nazareth is the capital city
of Israel's North District. Incidentally, it is also the district's largest
city. In its vastness, it serves as a home to various biblical sites that
give significant associations to Christian pilgrimage. The streets of Nazareth
are constantly flocked by pilgrims from different parts of the globe for
the last two thousand years.
|However, Nazareth was not
always the big metropolis that it is today. According to the New Testament,
it was just a small Jewish village when Joseph and Mary moved to the city
to raise their son, Jesus. In this generation, it serves as a home to Christians,
Muslims and Israeli Arabs. Nazareth may not look like the old village it
once was, but it managed to maintain the biblical places that people go
to the city for.
In this article, you will
find a list of some of Nazareth structural treasures that withstood the
1. The Catholic Basilica
of the Annunciation - The church is considered as one of the holiest
places in the whole of Israel. It is the largest Christian building in
the entire Middle East. According to Roman Catholic teachings, it is the
site where the Virgin Mary was told by the Archangel Gabriel that she would
bear the child Jesus.
2. The Greek Orthodox
Church of the Archangel Gabriel - This monument is also sometimes called
St. Gabriel's Church. The East Orthodox claims that it is this church that
stands in the location where the annunciation occurred.
3. The Greek Catholic
Synagogue Church - This church is more often referred to as the Church
of the Synagogue. It is in this location that Jesus spread the good news
to the people.
Church of St. Joseph's Carpentry - This serves as the traditional location
of the workshop of Joseph, where Jesus took the role of being his helper.
While exploring the area, you get encouraged to see St. Joseph as a model
of chastity and fatherly love. Also, you will also learn to see his devotion
to his labors as a solid inspiration and motivation for your everyday endeavors.
5. The Mensa Christi Church
- This is reported to be the place where the resurrected Jesus dined with
his faithful apostles after His death from the cross.
No matter how much the world
has changed, the devoted people from different nations still see these
places as among the top destinations in the world that they would give
everything to see. Without a doubt, these places can definitely touch the
depths of one's soul in an inexplicable manner. It is also amazing how
these ancient infrastructures have survived the challenges of time. For
a number of generations, these biblical structures are maintained and preserved
for all of us to bear witness at. These buildings also serve as a constant
reminder for us of a great story that once happened in Nazareth and the
entire Holy Land.
It is, perhaps, because of
these monuments that some people find it hard to imagine that modernization
has also reached Nazareth. Some holidaymakers even think that accommodation
options are very limited in the city. On the contrary, within the same
city where these ancient edifices stand lie dozens of hotels that cater
to different visitors with varying budget demands. As a matter of fact,
some of them are even the best Israel hotels that the land has to offer.
These modern hotels might be a huge contrast to the concept of Nazareth
that we have built in our minds. However, they sure provide a great deal
of comfort as they are easily accessible to the must-see places in the
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