Holy Caves of Nazareth

Served as a hiding place for early Christians (and Jews) in times when these faiths were not very popular

Nazareth, Israel Occupied Palestine

Coordinates: 32.705269, 35.299358

The Holy Caves are at the center of ancient Nazareth. They were built over centuries by Jews and early Christians trying to escape Roman persecution. It is said that once 40 people were discovered and martyred because of their faith.

These caves are said to have been the venue of one of the first place of Hz. Isa عليه اسلا.

Used as an underground city, yet to be excavated, this is the place where it is said that Bibi Maryam رضي الله عنها resided when she was conceived with Hz. Isa عليه اسلام. One would imagine their home was made out of woods and stand on the top of the ground but it wasn’t so.

Their home was a cave like structure for some time. The earthquakes and the geological changes may have caused the home to be several feet lower than what it is today.

This place has no fee but only a donation is needed. With all the information you can get from this place and with all the support the guide will give you is worth every dollar you give.

Once inside you are free to walk around and check out the caves. This isn’t a big cave adventure. We were done in less than 10 minutes. These is a gift shops to buy some souvenirs

Only a person takes care of this place and gives you no explanation as to what this place is.

Know This

The place is in the basement and has a maximum of 100 square meters. People might even say that you do not have much to see.