Khan al-Basha

Khan Al-Basha Khan mean an inn or a motel. For centuries it was Nazareth's most important caravanserai (caravan station). Originally built in 1600s the Khan was renovated in 1812 CE by Abdullah Pasha, as is currently used as an office/shops complex. It's located in Casanova street, which leads to the market and to the Basilica of Annunciation.

circa 1800 CE

Main entrance to the Khan. The Khan was built of one floor and contained rooms around a courtyard that was used in the old days as stables for horses, camels and donkeys belonged to the traders who came to Nazareth for trading and business purposes and stayed in the Khan. Some thirty years ago the second floor was added to the structure.

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