Mary's Well, Nazareth

Mary's Well is a modern public fountain in Nazareth built over a well that has been in public use since ancient times. It is fed by Mary's Spring, which runs under the altar of the nearby Orthodox Church of St. Gabriel.

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What to See at Mary's Well

The structure seen today was is a 1960s reconstruction of a well-house from the 19th century and stands over the ancient public well possibly used by Mary. Today, water no longer flows to Mary's Well.

Recent excavations have uncovered possible Byzantine and especially Crusader-era tunnels running from the well to houses in the area. Pottery from the 2nd century AD was also found here.

Getting There

Mary's Well is located at the northern end of Rehov Masqobia, near St. Gabriel's Church.

Quick Facts on Mary's Well

Site Information
Names:Mary's Well
Country:Israel
Categories:biblical sites
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:32.706280° N, 35.301468° E
Address:Nazareth, Israel
Lodging:View hotels near Mary's Well
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours and prices can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

References

  1. Mary's Well - BibleWalks
  2. Eva Marie Emerson, Falling Into The Bible, Part 2: Mary's Well - Crosswalk.com

More Information

Drawing of Mary's Well in 1839 by David Roberts. © Holly Hayes
Old stone canals uncovered behind Mary's Well. © BibleWalks

Map of Mary's Well, Nazareth

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