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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.
My family and I went on a tour that included the oly sepulchre and it was a very emotional time for us to view this and be there so close to Jesus. We are catholic and felt really blessed to have visited thsi Holy Place.
Despite the fact that is very crowded, there is an Unutterable atmosphere. It's a must to visit for everyone ! :)
PS: If visit early in the mornings it will be possible to attend ceremonies. As well will be possible to pray in silence (groups...More
We stayed in the Old City for three nights in order to visit some of the important places at night, when tourists are mostly gone. It was a completely different atmosphere to visit at night. There was no rush of people and at times we...More
The Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher is a Christian temple located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem where, according to tradition (John 19: 41-42), Jesus would have been crucified, buried and would have resurrected on the third day. Administered and divided...More
An inspiring and life changing experience. Kneeling and praying at Christ's tomb was very moving. Seeing the Crucifixion site at Golgatha and praying there was a true blessing. Following the footsteps of Christ's final hours meant so much.
The highlight of my visit to Jerusalem. Indeed you can see the bedrock into which the crosses were inserted. Clearly at the time the Church was outside the walls of Jerusalem even though they are not now.
A very moving visit. A very busy place...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.