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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 #18 of 22 | Type: Historic Sites
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Average: 95
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"This place is of interest only to Christian pilgrims."
06 March 2020
Even if the place was renovated in 2000, at Mary's Well you will not see how the water flows. The spring water is inside the Archangel Michael Church, located in the immediate vicinity. According to...
"Not working in the middle of town "
24 February 2020
While it was interesting to see where the well is, it is not a real well and not working. Surrounded by commercial things.
"Imagining History"
02 February 2020
Came here with a group of 30 fellow pilgrims and were grateful for the historical perspective it gave us. The location of this site, in relation to the Church of the Annunciation, left us with a...
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