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Christ's Tomb

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Address: Jerusalem, Israel
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Basilica of the Holy...

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, or the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the Christian Quarter of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. It is a few steps away from the Muristan.

The site is venerated as Golgotha (the Hill of Calvary), where Jesus was crucified, and is said also to contain the place where Jesus was buried (the Sepulchre). A trend among visitors to the spot (standing outside the Church) is to applaud loudly during the ringing of bells. This is to recognize the unique beauty of the Church and its unique history.

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I have visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during my tour to Jerusalem from Cairo it was a very intensive tour and we managed to see a lot in one day. But if you plan the... read more

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during my tour to Jerusalem from Cairo it was a very intensive tour and we managed to see a lot in one day. But if you plan the tour to the holy places of Jerusalem it's better to dedicate a whole day to it. The church – a huge draw for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You must go into th church of the holy sepulchre to access this site. This is Mage is the place that Jesus was laid on after he came down from the cross. It is rubbed daily with oil, it smells beautiful when you touch it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At 5 AM the crowds are much lesser but basically any other time be prepared to stand patiently in a long line. A lot of pilgrims use this time for prayer or reading but this waiting time is for me the only minus of this otherwise almost unreal fantastic place. For Christians this place has a dimension of its own.

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think only in morning is less crowded, because in the evening, you will see a long line to enter inside. We stayed around 20 minutes, around 10 AM, but in evening, when we return to Church of the Holy Sepulchre, was so many people in line, that we didn t want to enter again.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many people.......could not get to view. Long line, would take more than 1 hour standing in line to be able to se tomb.

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Christ's Tomb is a must see while visiting Jerusalem. The tomb itself is undergoing much needed rehab. There is no fee to enter. I visited during low season so there was virtually no line, but I hear the line can be hours long in the summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is located in the heart of Jaruselam. Orthodox priests are in charge. People bring tjeir gfoods rub and pray. if you want a good wiev the the stairs and go up .Ypou can see chirst curusified and can tahe a picture of Thomb.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure what you can say to 'review' this except to just state the obvious. it is the tomb of Jesus Christ, there is no more holy place on earth for me and many others. it is a privilege, a wonder, a joy to have been here. it is beautiful but just like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If basilicas, gilt churches and shrines are your thing then by all means, visit this place. I really hated it. It felt pagan and idolatrous.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very touching to see how beautiful this place is and peaceful ( apart from the noisy tourists with children ) but it's a must see place to visit!

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