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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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Suq Khan e-Zeit and Christian Quarter Road. | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-627-3314
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Utter pandemonium but highly entertaining. Four separate orders run this place do it is always teeming with life. Rich, paradoxical, full of tourists and sincere worshippers.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank xris2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go with a guide. You will get so much more out of this place than going alone. Guide will be able to point you to the all important places and tell the story.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ho0
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is so popular with Christian pilgrims that there is hardly room to move, let alone look around and appreciate anything. Despite it’s supposed historic and religious significance I found it totally lacking in atmosphere. Not really worth visiting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tony67967
Reviewed 3 days ago

Maybe it was the time of day, or the time of year, but when we visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on a weekday in mid-October, around mid-afternoon, it felt more like we were in the middle of a mosh pit at a sold-out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A once in a lifetime experience, so much history whether one is a believer or not. Spend time, don't be rushed, we saw some guides with frustrated groups being rushed here because it is Christian not Jewish.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AnnaKP22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited in January and was told it’s a good time to visit as less crowded. There is so much to see so plan to be there for a while to see everything. The church is divided among 6 Christian sects each with its own...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kkamikawa
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must-see for visitors to Jerusalem of all faiths or none - plus it is free! My advice is: a. come early and b. Bring a guidebook. I arrived at 09.10 on a January weekday and crowds were already forming; I queued for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Austinallegro1London
Reviewed 6 days ago

For a personal time of reflection on the cross and encounter with Jesus' victory there, I much prefer the Garden Tomb. For a picture of the desperate humanity that Jesus came to save, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the place. I sorrowed to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SreenGleen
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the most important churches in Christendom, proof that Jesus indeed rose from the dead, completed in the year 335. It has been a major destination of Christian Pilgrims since its beginning in the 4th century. In the church are the last...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PortAzor
Reviewed 1 week ago

History tells us that Helena, the mother of Constantine, confirmed that the area of this large church was the place of Calvary and the burial tomb of Jesus. Yet I always tell groups that this is the place but if you want the feel of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Matthew H
15 January 2019|
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Response from Aphio1925 | Reviewed this property |
Just go and feel the spirit of God. There are so much to see and to contemplate. God bless.
24 December 2018|
Response from Rolando C | Reviewed this property |
There is no question. Just a nonsense statement....
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.