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The caves are the centre point of ancient Nazareth and the gateway to an underground city yet to be excavated.


Ancient Nazarenes built this underground city to escape being captured by Roman soldiers.

Sometime after, the caves were discovered and sealed.


Now, the caves have been rediscovered and have given us clear evidence that Nazareth was always an underground city before and long after the birth of Jesus.

In fact, the synagogue-turned-Christian-alter might well be the first church of all time.

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Holy Caves of Nazareth Rank #13 of 30 | Type: Historic Sites
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"A very moving, holy place"
27 July 2017
Visiting does not take long, but visiting this place with my teenage son was one of the most moving visits in our time in the Holy Land. The man at the candle stand explained how the early Christians...
"Deeply moving!"
05 May 2017
Knowing the history brings what you are looking at is a moving experience. Wear good shoes to this site.
"A must in Nazareth"
19 February 2017
This is an amazing place which gives you the feeling of how it was in the olden days where Christians were hiding from Roman's in these caves. Imagine the hard life they have just to be a Christian...
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6089 St 21, Nazareth
10:00am - 4:00pm