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
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.