Search
 

 More From Region

 

The Church of St. Joseph

On this Page:

Even amid the hustle-bustle of the modern city that Nazareth is today, the ancient, tiny village where Jesus grew up can still be found, sometimes where you least expect it.

Old Nazareth can even reveal itself within the imposing complex of the Basilica of the Annunciation – in the Church of St. Joseph. Built in 1914, this church stands over the remains of an earlier house of worship, probably dating from the sixth century. Below the sanctuary you will find caves, likely used in Jesus’ day for the storage of grain, wine and oil.  This site marks the traditional home of Joseph and Mary. A baptistery with seven steps is adorned with a mosaic depicting a ladder-like design, perhaps indicating the spiritual ascent of those coming up from the water. Christian visitors are moved when they realize that early Christians may have entered the faith right here, even before any church stood in Nazareth.

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Monastery of the Silent Monks at Latrun. The site where the monastery of the silent mon...
The largest Mahtesh (crater) in the Negev in the Ramon mountain range. The mahtesh is a...
Prehistoric Museum of the Khula Valley, displaying prehistoric utensils and remains of ...
A farm where alpacas are raised for their wool. Located on the northern rim of the Ramo...
The winery was established in 2007 and it produces about 1,500 bottles annually. It is ...
The purpose of this site is to preserve the Palmakh's heritage and to pass it on. There...
 

 Accommodations

 
The hotel is located within 20 minutes walking distance from the Old City, the Western ...
​Lusky Suites Hotel is located on the Yarkon Street across from London Park, the sea an...
Small, two-star hotel offers 16 double-occupancy rooms, three single rooms and two fami...
 

 VideoSideVWP

 
 

 RelevantArticle

 
 

 Events In Area

 
 

 Untitled

 
Details