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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Suq Khan e-Zeit and Christian Quarter Road. | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-627-3314
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A maze of rooms as you enter, from the outside, a nondescript building. Full of spiritual energy. Very crowded.

Thank Miotoni
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank PriscillaP2002
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The art work is beautiful. The architecture is interesting. The political environment surrounding this church is very interesting. Very commercial.

Thank TataandPapa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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. The place...More

Thank 752TomH
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank TiredWorldTraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Omg! It's really really crowded. U should definitely come very earlier morning. Lots of groups come in, i cannot imagine how people handle in summer time

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

1  Thank frugalarnie
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place one must visit for history and to observe the religious fervor grounded in tradition and not in experience.

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Christine O
21 March 2018|
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Response from Abeda D | Reviewed this property |
We attended without any prior booking and we did listen to the mass. It was very crowded & busy though but I'm glad that i got to see everything.
26 October 2017|
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Response from Quality_Matters76 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Normally there’s a mass in English every Friday from 4 to 7 pm
9 February 2017|
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Response from TravelStarBecky |
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