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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 #10 of 18 | Type: Historic Sites
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"Worth spending time in the church"
15 January 2019
Global church wherein you can see the various forms of Jesus ... as considered by each country. Liked the architecture and the sereness of the location.
"A small and interesting place to visit"
16 November 2018
They are still discovering more of this cave network. Yet another one of many interesting places. go and see it
"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...
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6089 St 21, Nazareth
10:00am - 4:00pm