This city is Located in the heart of Lower Galilee, and it is one of the most priority Christian destinations.

we must say that it’s different from other cities in the country.

So why is it so famous? it is the biblical hometown of Jesus, a place where he grew up and spent a substantial part of his life.

Nowadays, it is the largest Arab city in the country, as more than two-thirds of the population is Muslim.

The last remaining third is Christian, so it offers a different experience from others predominantly.

Today, it’s not easy to imagine that this vibrant city with a population of more than 80000 was just a small village more than two thousand years ago when Jesus supposedly lived there.

it has been recently changing, and the once-forgotten city has come back to life, at least from the tourist point of view.

The visit of the Pope, together with the municipality focusing on tourism, turned the tide of the city’s reputation.

We couldn’t time our trip better, as we could already see the streets lined with Christmas decorations in mid-November, and while it might seem a bit cheesy, it added up to the joyful atmosphere.

So here’s everything you should know about this area before you go.


The New Testament refers to Jesus’ boyhood home as having been in the Jewish community of Nazareth, which existed during the Roman and Byzantine eras. After Tancred made it the seat of the Principality of Galilee, it rose to prominence during the Crusades. It is famous for only one thing: it is the hometown of Jesus.
It was here that Jesus spent his childhood, living with his parents, and here that he faced the skeptical townsfolk of Nazareth.

The area seems to have been held in some contempt in 1st century Palestine. It was a nondescript dot on the map with not much to offer, overshadowed by nearby Sepphoris, the luxurious Greek-style capital of Herod Antipas. It is beguiling to think that Joseph and Jesus, as builders, may have traipsed over to Sepphoris to work on the new buildings.

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 What can you visit in Nazareth?

  • The Old City is one of those places we loved exploring so much.
  • Church of the Annunciation, known as Basilica of the Annunciation, is one of the most important Christian sites in the country.
  • Nazareth's Churches the Church of the Annunciation is not the only church in the city, and there are a few more similar structures worth mentioning in Nazareth.
  • St. Joseph's Church
  • Souq The traditional market is located in the heart of Nazareth and offers everything you would think of, from fruits, veggies, spices to cheap clothing or food.
  • The Views Nazareth reminded us a bit of Amman or As-Salt we visited in Jordan last year not only because of the Muslim residents or hectic traffic but also because of the beautiful hilly scenery.
  • Mount Precipice
  • The Jesus Trail
  • The Synagogue Church
  • The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation
  • Salesian Church of Jesus the Adolescent
  • Marry's Well

when to go

The suitable time to visit this city is either in spring or autumn.

The Galilee region, where you can find it receives hot summers, and it’s better to avoid them.

Winters are colder, but it’s a better alternative to the scorching summers if you bring an extra layer or two.

Just be prepared that it can rain in December, January, and February. more than in the rest of the year.

Where To Eat

Simple yet healthy meals were served. Every meal included bread, often made of barley, and women would make it as often as necessary. In the summer, they presumably prepared enough food for many days at a time to lessen the pain brought on by the oven’s heat.

Given Nazareth popularity as a tourist destination, there are plenty of food alternatives there. Restaurants may be found all throughout Manger Square and its neighboring streets, as well as more traditional shawarma joints up in the Old City.

The market also features a section dedicated to fresh produce, which you should visit even if you have no intention of making a purchase just to take in the vibrant, disorganized piles of fruit and vegetables.

Where To Stay

Walking is one of the finest methods to get about. As a result, we think it’s preferable to stay near to the Old City.

It makes sense to remain close to the city center because it is the most fascinating region to visit.

Since it’s difficult to navigate Nazareth by automobile, we don’t advise staying outside the city limits.

Of course, if you want to escape the traffic and parking issues, you may always hire a cab.

Fortunately, most lodgings are well located, which makes your choice much simpler.

Here is a selection of the top hotels in Nazareth that we think are deserving of your time.

Weather and Climate in nazareth

Nazareth, Israel’s climate and typical year-round temperatures
In Nazareth, the winters are chilly and damp, and the summers are long, hot, humid, arid, and clear. The average annual temperature ranges between 44°F and 88°F, with lows of 38°F and highs of 91°F being unusual.

The height of Nazareth affects its moderate climate, which has pleasant, sunny summers and mild, dry winters (with chilly nights) (during which thunderstorms often break out).


Summers are long, lasting from May to September, with July and August being the hottest months. Temperatures range between 23-36° C (75-96° F) and you can expect 50-90% humidity.  The good news is that there is air-conditioning almost everywhere you go, from buses and taxis to malls and hotels. However, it is really important to prepare for these temperatures, especially when spending time outdoors. Buy good sun protection, wear long but cool clothes and make sure to drink plenty of water.


Autumn is, for the most part, a continuation of the summer weather. It does get a little cooler and the humidity drops, so it is more comfortable.  The season starts in September and at the end of November it starts getting cooler and we might see a little rain, but not too much.  September is usually as warm as summer, but the temperatures in autumn are similar to those of spring and range between 16-24° C (60-75° F).


Depending where you come from you might not even consider the city weather “real winter weather”.  This is the wettest time of the year and temperatures range between 6-15° C (42-60° F). Israeli schools have a winter break for Channukah during December, this usually doesn’t affect accommodation but activities tend to get crowded. Also, tourists from nearby countries use their winter breaks to enjoy the warmer temperatures in this city.


Spring is between March and May and this is the ideal time to visit this city. You usually won’t see much rain and the temperatures are mild, ranging between 16-24° C (60-75° F), although the nights might still be chilly. Passover falls in April so if you are planning on visiting during this time keep in mind that prices of flights and accommodation will rise and tend to get booked early.