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Built in the fourth century over the site of a Roman Pagan temple, this is considered one of the world’s holiest shrines to Christians, preserving the most important moments of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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Long line ups, jostling crowds, police running in to keep the peace! Sadly, this site is not only known for the long line ups to view shrines set up for the purported location of Jesus’ death but the open hostility between the Christian sects who...More
While some contend that this is the resting place for the body of Christ after his death on the cross and before His resurrection, understand that this building was inside the city walls at the time and Jewish tradition means His body would not have...More
The lines here are not supervised or managed. It’s a pretty chaotic place — to be expected as it’s the holiest of sites for Christians from all over the world.
Upstairs is the alleged site of the Crucifixion - lines are slow here.
Christian hold this site as the most sacred holy site.
The Tomb of Christ, Calvary, the Stone of Anointing, and the location where the Cross was located by St Helen are all located within it's walls.
It can get very crowded in the afternoons. The...More
No doubt about it. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a must-do in Jerusalem no matter your beliefs. I visited the church twice during my recent visit to Jerusalem - once in the early morning, and once in the late afternoon. The church was...More
A smaller church, the Church of the Holy Schepleture is a busy place where people from around the world come to see the site of Christ's crucifixion and tomb. You climb a narrow staircase to the Cavalry, a highly decorated area. At the entrance there...More
I have seen on some blogs that you can do it in person with the Franciscan/Roman Catholic monks- doors close at 7pm and reopen at 4am. I'm trying to find an online way of doing it. Hope this helps, it looks like a quieter... More
I have seen on some blogs that you can do it in person with the Franciscan/Roman Catholic monks- doors close at 7pm and reopen at 4am. I'm trying to find an online way of doing it. Hope this helps, it looks like a quieter way to explore the church. It said no eating, sleeping or singing, too.