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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 #11 of 32 | Type: Historic Sites
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"Short and sweet. Go there. "
19 September 2018
Small sample of the caves that go under all of Nazareth. Truly remarkable insight into the time around Christ. They hid to hide from the Romans so I guess there was no above ground Nazareth in the...
"A tiny yet Special Place"
05 July 2018
This is a little off-the-beaten-path for visitors in Nazareth: hidden behind a public parking lot you enter a structure covering the entrance to a cave that served as a hiding place for early...
"Amazing to see old Nazareth"
29 June 2018
Definitely worth seeing the old town in the caves! I would make this a must stop if you are in Nazareth.
Location Information
6089 St 21, Nazareth
10:00am - 4:00pm