Established over the site in which angel Gabriel appeared before Mother Mary and proclaimed that she would be the mother of Jesus, the Church of the Annunciation along with Nazareth are amongst the most sacred places for Christians.
The existing two story building was constructed in the year 1969. It is said that the first shrine was built sometimes around the middle of the fourth century. The second Church was constructed over the ruins of the Byzantine era Church. The interior of the existing Church contains the Grotto of the Annunciation. This church draws many Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and Anglican Christians every year.