Nazareth is a diverse cultural delight of old intermingled with new. Two of the main sites to see are the Salesian Church
and the Basilica of The Annunciation
The Salesian Church, built in 1923, with the help of donations from a French scholar, stands on the highest ridge on the west side of the city.
Next to the church is a high school, named after Don Bosco, the founder of the Salesian order. The school was originally an orphanage established in 1902.
From the grounds of the church and school you can look over the city of Nazareth
and pick out other famous landmarks such as the Basilica of The Annunciation which sits in the centre of Nazareth.
The Basilica is located on the site that is said to be where Mary's house was located and where the angel Gabriel appeared and delivered the message that Mary would give birth to the son of God.
If you travel down into the centre of Nazareth, you pass other illuminated churches.
Once you reach the modern section of the city you can face west and view the Basilica in the valley
and Don Bosco's High School and church sitting proudly above the city.
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