The construction of the International Mary of Nazareth Center (CIMDN) was 10 years in the making, from 2001 to 2011. It was the first time that the 12 traditional Christian Churches of the Holy Land (5 Catholic, 5 Orthodox and 2 Protestant) supported a common, physical project.
"The unity that was achieved around this project is a small miracle." (Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, residing in Nazareth)
For the past 4 years, the CIMDN has had the top rating of 200 of Israel's top 200 attractions on Tripadvisor, the premier tourist and travel website, including some very enthusiastic comments.