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Written by Stephen Langfur
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The Spring
Ridge view

The churches require modest dress. Visiting hours:

The Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation  and St. Joseph's Church
(Telephone: 04/6572501)
8.00 - 18:00
Limited rest rooms are available at the end of the visit, just before the exit.

The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Gabriel, containing the spring (Telephone: 04/6576437)

Open: 8.00 - 12.00, 13.00 - 17.00, but on Sundays or holidays phone in advance.
If you are satisfied with your visit, you may leave a donation for the church at the door.

Time permitting, it is good to walk between these two churches through the colorful suk (bazaar), which is intended not so much for tourists as for the local inhabitants. These narrow alleys are the oldest part of Arab Nazareth, although the more ancient village of Jesus' youth was confined to the hill between St. Joseph's Church and the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation.