Nazareth’s history and archaeological attractions play a significant role in modern-day Christianity. This city of churches is a center for pilgrimages made by Christians to assemble in the place where Jesus spent his boyhood. Many tourists come here to join the active synagogue community.
Nazareth is home to many churches in the heart of the Galilee region. These worship centers form the town’s primary tourist attractions. It is considered a “must-do” for those traveling to visit the “Holy Land.” However, Nazareth has also become a commercial, political, religious, and cultural center in Israel.
- It has a population of approximately 80,000. Muslims make up at least 69% of the people, and Christians account for the 30.9%
- The majority of the inhabitants in Nazareth are Arab citizens of Israel origin.
- The city is known as the Arab Capital.
Nazareth Major Attractions
- Church of the Annunciation: Visit the oldest church in Nazareth. The church is home to the oldest known mosaic of Jesus from the 1st century. Tourists come here to see where Jesus was baptized by the angel Gabriel and where he told Mary, his mother, that he would be Messiah.
- St. Gabriel’s Church and Mary’s Well: This place is built over a village well. Christians believe that Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary here.
- Cana (Kafr Kanna): This place is in the Northeast of Nazareth, and it is the site where Jesus performed his first miracle
- Mary of Nazareth International Center: It is a Christian pilgrim site with a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary
- The Basilica of Jesus the Adolescent: This is a neo-Gothic style church under the Salesian religious order
- The Church of St. Joseph’s Carpentry: Visit this church if you want to see where Saint Joseph’s workshop
- Mensa Christi Church: Also known as the Table of Christ, the church contains a slab stone where Jesus had his last suppers with his disciples.
Plan a visit to Nazareth and enjoy everything this city offers for a unique experience.