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Greek-Orthodox Church is located over an underground spring from which Virgin Mary is believed to have been used to draw water when she was announced that she will have the son of God by Gabriel the archangel.
At the beginning of the 17th century, two Franciscan monks used to live and worship God in that cave while it was still a ruin.
As the Greek-Orthodoxies colonized the city of Nazareth they had no place to dwell and worship God in.
Consequently, they were hosted by the monks in their cave monastery for the monks were aiming at increasing the Christian population in Nazareth.
Subsequently, the monks have left the cave monastery to the Orthodoxies and moved to the Basilica of the Annunciation and therefore the Orthodoxies remained in the Greek-Orthodox Church located in Mary's well square.

After their success in retrieving the possession of the Greek-Orthodox Church, the Franciscan monks had to cede it once again to the Orthodoxies thanks to Daher al-Omar intervention in 1741.

The church is located 360 meters above sea level and was then built with local money and materials.

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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
The Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation Rank #7 of 30 | Certificate of Excellence 2017 | Type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Excellent: 65
Very good: 42
Average: 8
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"A hidden treasure - small yet special interior - one of the most fascinating"
16 October 2017
There are 2 churches of the annunciation - the big one is intersting but this one is a real marvel - it's small and dense and has a special atmosphere - I'll let the guides axplain the details but it...
"Quiet place for reflection"
09 October 2017
It was interesting to look around and see the spring in this church. This was the site of a Byzantine church and the Crusaders then built a vault over the spring. Then in the 1700's a new church...
"St Gabriel’s"
01 October 2017
This was a nice place to visit - the day that I visited, there were very few people there. Some nice murals on the walls.
Location Information
55 Al-Bishara St
10:00am - 5:00pm