Lower Galilee Sights

Ancient Bathhouse in Nazareth

  • Mary's Well Sq. Map It
  • Nazareth
  • Bath/Hot Spring

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

In 1993, Elias and Martina Shama-Sostar were renovating their crafts shop when they discovered ancient steam pipes under the store. Further excavation revealed a huge, wonderfully preserved Roman-style bathhouse. Israel's Antiquities Authority has not made any official announcements about the site, but several historians speculate that it might date from the 1st century AD. A one-hour tour takes you to the hot room, heating tunnels, and furnace. Coffee is served in the arched hall where wood and ashes were once kept.

Sight Information


Mary's Well Sq., Nazareth, Northern District, 16000, Israel

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Sight Details:

  • NIS 120 for up to 4 visitors
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Mon.–Sat. 9:30–7

Published 03/07/2016


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