Nazareth holds a special meaning to all Christians, and is a must and popular destination during your trip to the Holy Land. Nazareth is the home to the the largest church in the middle east the Church of Annunciation, where the angel Gabriel announced the news from God that the Virgin Mary is carrying his son.
Nazareth during Jesus time was a small village, and of little interest compared to its neighboring large city of Sepphoris, but due to Jesus growing up and having his childhood here as mentioned in the New Testament, Nazareth today is a thriving large town, while Sepphoris is now in archaeological ruins.
This Holy Land city is home to hundreds of churches and monasteries belonging to different Christian denominations. Its a prime destination for pilgrims on their Holy Land Tours to Israel, and a very important event which took place here in the New Testament, so much so that most shrines and Churches are named after and dedicated to the Biblical event surrounding Christ’s life and the miracle of the Annunciation.
The city of Nazareth is also a great destination stop during your Holy Land Tour, because it is currently the largest Arab-populated city in Israel, with many of its Arab residents of Christian faith. Similar to the Arab-Christians that call Nazareth their home, the city's monasteries are home to a wide variety of clergymen, and monks whom come from all over the world to live, and worship in the Holy Land.
With its rich and Christian history, the city of Nazareth is a distinguished destination and the perfect stop when touring on your Bible land tour to Israel.