Info: Church of Annunciation

The Basilica of the Annunciation is a Catholic church located in the city of Nazareth, in northern Israel.

The church was established in the place where, according to Roman Catholic tradition, the Annunciation took place. The Greek Orthodox tradition holds that this event occurred when Mary was drawing water from a local spring in Nazareth, and the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation was built in the alternative location.

The present church is a two-story building built in 1969 on the site of the former Byzantine period and after the era of the Church of the Crusaders. Inside, the ground floor has the Grotto of the Annunciation, considered by many Christians as the remains of the childhood home of Mary.

In this Basilica is a gallery with mosaics representing some of the most important Marian devotions of different countries.

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