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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Suq Khan e-Zeit and Christian Quarter Road. | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-627-3314
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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Suq Khan e-Zeit and Christian Quarter Road. | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 2-627-3314
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an experience I will never forget. The place of the crucifixion, burial preparation and the tomb of Jesus. It has been beautifully preserved by the Catholic church and is open to anyone who wants to come in. There is much to learn and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see place on any visit to the Holy Land. Special significance both historically and religiously. As you would expect it is extremely busy. I personally did not get as much out of visiting this site as I thought I would. I would like...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

To think of all that happened in this location is just amazing. See the final stations of the cross and view the beautiful church.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Many pieces of history inside this church and cool anecdotes about its builders, discoveries and many meanings. Visiting this church is pretty flexible as it has long hours and tourists do not have exclusion hours as is the case with mosques. Some of the pieces...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

No words to describe the feelings that overflowed during the visit. It was crowded at approx 5 pm. We were lucky to witness the evening prayer conducted at the church. Narrow lanes bring you to this destination.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Steeped in religion and history , it is a place to visit. Go early morning to avoid the crowds . Any plans of saying a quiet prayer will be over-ridden by the surging crowd which sometimes fail to maintain discipline . I went twice because...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether or not this is the place of the burial of Christ is immaterial. To be immersed in the sacredness of centuries of tradition in this building is a special experience. Very calming and reflective if you can shut out the passive aggressiveness of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place to visit but the amount of people that are with you as you seek to sense the power of the place make it difficult to really enjoy. Historically, unparalleled in importance, but try to go when it is more quiet...More

Thank Will L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You get a view of how far christianity reached just by visiting the church - so many languages are spoken here. I enjoyed learning about Adam's tomb and how the True Cross was discovered by St Helena.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After spending more than an hour walking around this beautiful and interesting old holy Church, my mother still thinks that it’s purpose is to memorialize a royal wand she thinks Jesus may have once carried. You know to signify he was King. I told her...More

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Christine O
21 March 2018|
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Response from sheths2017 | Reviewed this property |
I’m really unsure about it. U may find some info on website or on google.
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strawberies
26 October 2017|
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Response from Sam R | Reviewed this property |
Maybe ask your hotel? I went with a tour group that already arranged all of that for me x
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hildakok8
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
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