Golgotha
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Discover the biblical hill in Jerusalem where Jesus Christ is believed to have been crucified. While the actual site of Golgotha has been much disputed, the two rival locations are about half a mile from each other, so you can easily tour both in one go. Head to the Old City to visit the first site, where the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and other ancient landmarks are located. Then, cross Herod’s Gate to see the other elevation, where you’ll find the Garden Tomb and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Sign up for a historic tour of the area to learn more about its rich history. – Tripadvisor
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Neighbourhood: Givat Ram

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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Golgotha is the hill directly outside the Jerusalem city walls where Jesus was crucified. This place is known as Golgotha, or "Place of the Skull" in Greek, or Calvary in Latin. It is identified in all canonical Gospels. Roman Empress Helena identified the site in 325 AD. Golgotha has drawn Christian pilgrims for many centuries.
Written November 3, 2023
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Tah
Singapore379 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
A bit tacky inside the garishly decorated church, also divided by Christian sect and sometimes the site of aggressive clerical displays and fights over interior spaces. With all the changes, wars and well-meaning but manipulative influences over the centuries, one also wonders about the archeological and historical accuracy of what is being shown. Still, it's gotta be pretty close to the actual spot so you can shrug off some of those doubts and try to maintain a spiritual mindset and posture in the midst of all the distractions.
Written August 11, 2022
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A holy place, visited by pilgrims such as we were, but this review focuses on the problems of photographing the site. Two primary issues are crowds - which means long waits for access and a short time at the site - and lighting. Regarding the lighting, plan on using high ISOs for exposures. As to the crowds, travel light - good use for a pocket camera - and plan ahead, pre-programming your settings so that you can grab a few pictures. Consider taking pictures while in line or just afterwards. And using flash may not be appropriate.
Written June 2, 2020
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ECLadines
Paranaque, Philippines2,749 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
One of the 3 most important relics inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the Altar of Crucifixion along with the Tomb of Christ and the Stone of Unction. This Calvary has been the most lavishly decorated part here. It also gets really crowded and rowdy unlike the quiet queues down the Tomb.
Written April 29, 2020
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Vitor A
Lisbon, Portugal798 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This place is very important for Christians as it seems that this is the place where occurred Christ’s crucifixion. When we think about that it comes to our mind a hill and the crosses but what you find it is a chapel fully decorated… Enjoy!
Written March 31, 2020
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Tracy F
845 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Known as the place of the skull. This is where theologians and archiolgists believe this is the location where Jesus was crucified. However, they aren't sure. It certainly is worth seeing for yourself.
Written February 26, 2020
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Jemailmtn
Dillon, CO315 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Interesting face in the rock. Has been destroyed through time. The lower half of the face is now covered by the bus terminal.
Written January 11, 2020
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3Dtravelpro
51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
As many have written, the Garden Tomb and nearby Skull Hill may or may not be the actual site, but the volunteer guides make that clear.

They tell you their facts and leave you to think about it all.

What I found helpful was seeing a tomb without a church on top of it!

I couldn’t get a strong feeling of what it would have been like for Jesus inside the church in old Jerusalem, but this is very accurate to what we’ve all read.

Go, and make your own opinion.
Written June 21, 2019
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Jimmy Rex
Orem, UT297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
If you want to see the spot where Christ was most likely actually hung then you need to come to this spot! It was very reverent.
Written February 23, 2019
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Duane W
Salem, OR187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
It takes your breath away to see right in front of you all the history taken right off the pages of the bible. If you have not been, you will never regret making this trip a priority. I really appreciate that they take the time to clearly describe that this may or may not be the exact spot but rather then get hung up on that you can see what this would have looked like when Jesus was buried.
Written February 11, 2019
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