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Elbabour - Galilee Mill
Ranked #2 of 4 Shopping in Nazareth
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

I loved this place. The mill has been in one family for a number of generations and is still fully functional. The place is a wonderland of grain, ground spices, sweets, coffee and Israeli pottery. It was justifiably crowded with locals and tourists but a real treat for the senses. The name Babour is derived from vapour and refers to the steam seen when the mill was first mechanised.

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Reviewed 31 January 2014

While walking sidestreets from Mary's well to the Basilica of the Annunciation, we incidentally found this place. Through a ancient door, steps lead down to the shop - the owners are very friendly, easily available for a chat. The variety of spices s incredible - if you leave without buying some, you certainly will regret and decide to come back to do so.

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Reviewed 14 December 2013

My deep gratitude and thank you for thoughtful, caring and informative tour on December 2, 2013. Both Sylvia, our tour guide, and Zaki ( our driver) were always ahead of other tours giving us a VP treatment and passage turning a regular tour into unforgettable adventure. It is so important to be at the places for a moment alone to absorb a history. Thank you for the VP Tour.

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

After reading the few reviews of this shop available here, I went looking for this shop in Nazareth and I found it. It is tucked away in a little turn off the road just past mary's well, and if you blink, you will miss it. But, if you find it, the smell and taste of the spices are divine. I bought a lot. Those that I regularly use like cardamom, coriander, tumeric, curry, thyme and so much more, and those less familiar like falafel and fried chicken. The staff were particularly helpful, encouraging me to sniff and taste and experience. It was a truly sense opening experience. If you are ever in Nazareth, stop in this is truly a unique little shop and it has been there for 100 years.

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Along Annunciation Road between The Basilica of Annunciation and Mary's Well (near the Misk Restaurant and the Old Muslim Cemetery) lies an ancient grinding mill. At present, it is an herb and spice shop. The name derives from the steam-powered machinery once used at the mill. [Apparently, according to our tour guide, there is no letter "V" or "P" in phonetic Arabic and, therefore, the word for steam ("vapour") was pronounced "babour."]

The building is old, but full of rustic charm. As you enter the herb and spice shop, all your senses would be bombarded by a cascade of rich aromas, the kaleidoscope of exotic colours and by the exciting vibe of culinary possibilities. Yumm... yumm...

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svalmonte, Public Relations Manager at Elbabour - Galilee Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2013

Thank you for your beautiful words. Please stop by again the next time you're in town.

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