JERUSALEM-the 50 sites you may overlook

In a historic and religious city like Jerusalem there is so much to see no matter how much you tour. When time is a limiting factor, even the most efficient tour guides have to compromise while deciding what to incorporate in the itinerary. Although it depends on the interest of the individual visitor as well, there is still a huge must-see-list in Jerusalem that cannot be avoided. At every stop so much information is thrown on a visitor that sometimes s/he tends to forget the details after leaving the place.

I remember when I first visited the Church of Holy Sepulcher, it appeared to me more like a small museum than a church. I was virtually clueless inside a dark and dull overcrowded massive complex of more than 25 chapels with several curious artifacts and antiques scattered under some dusky arches and dingy columns. It took me at least three visits with a proper map in hand to understand the Church complex. A normal visitor for instance would be satisfied with Golgotha, the ‘Stone of Unction’ and the ‘Holy Sepulcher’, but the oldest part of the complex, viz. the first century tombs inside the Syrian Orthodox Chapel could be easily missed.

In the upcoming posts I plan to upload 50 such sites from Jerusalem that I believe can be easily overlooked or go unnoticed by an average visitor. I am incorporating the following sites from my previous visits, again with no specific order of importance. I am sure that a serious traveler who loves history, traditions and the Bible has noticed or been to most of them.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Christ Church (1871), Nazareth. Second Anglican Church in the Holyland.




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The Salesian Basilica and Monastery of Jesus the Adolescent (1923), Nazareth.

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FAMOUS CHRISTIAN ACCOMODATIONS IN NAZARETH.

A) Sisters of Nazareth Convent (1P) and B) Rosary Sister's Guest House (2P)-Nazareth.


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C) St: Margret's Hospice (1874)-side door entrance, Nazareth.

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D) St: Gabriel Hotel, Nazareth.

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NAZARETH AT NIGHT.

Evening @ Nazareth City Square

Fauzi Azar Inn, Nazareth

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Nazareth Old City at Night.



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Nazareth Old City Market at Night.



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Catholic Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth.






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St: Gabriel Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth.

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Mary's Well, Nazareth.

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Nazareth City at Night.



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WALKING THE FIRST DAY OF JESUS TRAIL. The trail started from Nazareth, via Zippori ended in Kfar Kana (Cana) -14 Km walk.

Details later...

HIKING FROM NAZARETH TO ZIPPORI. Views of Nazareth.



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Hiking from Nazareth to Zippori Contd.

Joining Highway 79.



Nahal Tsippori
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Hiking from Nazareth to Zippori Contd.



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