A quick visit of Nazareth: the Basilica of the Annunciation

After visiting NGT incubator, as we had some time left before leaving Nazareth, we decided to visit the city center. It is divided into two parts: one Jewish and one Arabic, where all the Arabic and Christian people from all over the world come to see the Basilica of the Annunciation. The church was established at the site where, according to catholic tradition, the Annunciation took place: this event is the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus. The church looks very modern and inside it, you can see the cavern of the Jesus family. Visiting this sacred place was something very special for some of the students that heard the story of Annunciation since always. A unique experience!

the Annunciation cave, Nazareth

the Annunciation cave, Nazareth

in the basilica, Nazareth

in the basilica, Nazareth

The Annunciation, Nazareth

The Annunciation, Nazareth

Be careful girls! Don’t come there dressed with a skirt. Our lovely Virginie wasn’t allowed to enter the church… So sad!

To finish the visit of the city, we ate the specialty of the country: hummus! It was suuuper good, tasty and creamy, with meat or egg, served with a fresh salad and lemonade to drink. The restaurant even offers any extra plate of hummus that you order. The winner of the contest “biggest eater” ate 12 plates like this! Not for us today…

Hummus

Hummus

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