Located next to the Church of Annunciation, the Mary of Nazareth Center is a special place where visitors can learn the story of Mary. It offers an audio-visual journey, terraced biblical gardens, and a chapel on the roof. The center has a wonderful view overlooking Nazareth, a cafeteria, and a gift shop. Perfect for anyone interested in learning more about Christianity, or for history lovers. The center also speaks of Mary as a Jewish woman and her place in the Qur’an, making it a unique learning experience for members of all faiths. It is located in a renovated building from the Ottoman era, and is believed to come from Mary and Jesus’ time.
Israel has many ancient landmarks that bear significance to many different religions. While there are some stunning churches in and around Jerusalem, the ancient town of Nazareth boasts a heavy hand of captivating Christian sites. From religious attractions like St. Gabriel's Church and the International Center Mary of Nazareth to the intricate weave of stalls in the Old Market, Nazareth promises an enlightening day of activities. Nazareth is especially known for its Christmas Market and is an incredibly popular destination around Christmas time. Come visit the city of religion and faith, of spirituality and holiness, but also a city enrobed in contemporary culture and Middle Eastern magic.