If you are traveling to Israel be sure to visit Nazareth and schedule a visit to Nazareth Village — an authentic depiction of a first-century village located on a genuine ancient farm. Most tour agencies include the Village in their itinerary for northern Israel and it is consistently ranked among the very top of the areas attractions.
Situated upon land that has remained largely unchanged since the time of Jesus, the Nazareth Village was created to preserve the past and bring the first-century to life in vivid, archaeologically-accurate detail. Offering more than a tour of ancient ruins, the Village helps visitors to appreciate the geographical and cultural nuances of Jesus’s teachings, which were often vital for understanding their meaning. Exact replicas of first-century houses, a synagogue and terraces, as well as olive and wine presses, have been carefully built using the same methods that would have been used at the time.
The Village is a highly popular attraction in the Galilee region and is well-known internationally with visitors from over 110 countries. Since its opening in 2000, the Nazareth Village has drawn thousands of people through its gates, with current visitor numbers at around 100,000 per year.
A major focus for the Village at present is the development of a new Discovery Center. Find out more about this project here.