Holy Caves of Nazareth, Nazareth

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • The church above it was closed and a women tried to chase us away but didn’t speak any English. Luckily we saw a small sign in Russian before we exited the premises and entered the caves. Entry fee...  more »
  • In this right place was the first days of Jesus. It is a rememberance of a new chapter of humanity started with Him: the GRACE came down to Earth for All of us.  more »
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  • This is off the main roads but worth finding. A donation is requested but not demanded. History is given by attendant who was very friendly. I was told the hours are 10:00 to 13:00 and not until 14:00 as posted here.
  • This was one of the coolest things we did in Israel. I highly recommend it for anyone visiting Nazareth.
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