Nazareth is a very hilly town, sort of like San Francisco. Our landlady had warned us. You could possibly walk to the old town, but you would not want to walk back uphill! So we called a cab. We knew parking would be an issue. The landlady was right - the roads are very steep!
Our first stop was to the Basilica of the Annunciation. There is suppose to be a cave where the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary. These are views of the outside.
I think this may have been the cave.
The Church of St. Joseph is just up from the Basilica.
Our next stop was at the White Mosque. Nazareth is mostly an Muslim and Christian town. We have not seen any Jews here at all. The little shop next door to us which sells mostly spices and nuts along with a few tourist staples, is run by Arabs. This mosque is very simple and looks like it mostly used by locals who pray there.
I love this symmetrical picture - especially the broom!
Random flags in the street below the Basilica of the Annunciation.
Next we headed for Mary's fountain. Supposedly the location of the well where the angel made his announcement of her pregnancy. One of the several locations that made this claim.
The competition to the Basilica of the Annunciation is the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation.
And on the way out - kiss this picture. Some people even wiped their marks off the picture.