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Mary’s Well is found just below the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in modern-day Nazareth.
The well was positioned over an underground spring that served for centuries as a local watering hole for the Arab villagers.

The well was renovated twice, once in 1967 and once in 2000. The current structure is a symbolic representation of the structure that was once in use, and surrounds it a small garden.

"Mary's Well" or "Ain Maryam", as the locals call it, had been so named since "time immemorial" and that it provided as the city’s main water source for Nazareth Residents and Traverlers.

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Mary's Well Square Rank #17 of 18 | Type: Historic Sites
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"Hotel in Nazareth"
24 May 2019
Spent three days at this hotel as part of a tour Hotel was clean, room spacious but bathrooms need renovation (at least in the room we stayed) Service was good, staff friendly and professional Food...
"Water supply is inside the church"
21 May 2019
Thought to be the well that Mary would have used in her time. Greek (Arab) Orthodox Church built on the site. They sell holy water in the church. You buy empty bottle from a vendor outside to...
"Nothing "
30 April 2019
Just do not understand . Every Italian town has five of these. A 30 second event to explore this. Save the Walk from the churches!
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Paulus HaShishi 133 Nazareth