Other places of worship of Nazareth
Nazareth, together with Jerusalem and Bethlehem boasts a large number of ancient places of worship tied to the traditions of various Churches. Among those most ancient is the "Fountain of the Virgin", often mentioned by the pilgrims with the Annunciation.
A few steps away from the Basilica of the Annunciation there is the new international centre "Mary of Nazareth", entrusted to the community "Chemin Neuf", a sort of multimedia museum dedicated to the figure of Mary.
The Sisters of Nazareth Convent, next to the Franciscan Casa Nova, houses the remains of the medieval building and a Jewish tomb dug into the rock with a circular rolling stone at its entrance, just like that described in the gospels and provided by Joseph of Arimathea for the body of Jesus. The convent was founded by the nuns that arrived from France in the 19th century. The nuns today run a school and hostel for pilgrims.
At the top, on the hill which to the north dominates the city, stands the Salesian church dedicated to "Jesus the Adolescent", alongside the professional school. The white church stands out for its neo-Gothic forms and two towers on the facade.
People of various Christian faiths and confessions live together in Nazareth, and there are thus a wide variety of religious buildings here.
In the district near the Basilica, there is the protestant church, built in the later 1800s in North-European Gothic style, and host to the Anglican gospel community. Right in the centre of the city there is the Catholic Church of Annunciation of Greek origin, and a little further to the north we find that of Saint Anthony Abate of the Maronite Catholics. Behind the Greek orthodox church of Saint Gabriel there are also the north American Baptists and in a side road the church of Annunciation of the Copt Christians.