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Reviewed 3 days ago

The tomb is quite deep underground so there is a mustiness and a lot of frankincense gets used here (this doesn't smell good to the uninitiated). There is a lot of iconography and ceiling lamps. This site probably does require a guided tour. Strangely, it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hint_of_Pepper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would not miss to visit the tomb of Virgin Mary while visiting Jerousalem . Going down the stairs you realise the holiness of the place. Behind the tomb is probably one of the most beautiful icons of the Virgin Mary. The feeling thought that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AnastasiaGhighis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church that used to be the home and place of the birth of the Virgin. It is interesting because it is made above the oecine, down to the central part of the church you descend to a large step. It is decorated with hundreds...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

The Tomb of the Virgin Mary is located near the the Mount of Olives just outside the Old City. You must decent a lot of steep steps to get there, but once at the bottom, the candle lit "cave" is very quiet and spiritually refreshing,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank magicriha
Reviewed 12 February 2019

A very good place to visit. This is a very holly place and can see the picture of Virgin Mary form all parts of the World.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Shaji J
Reviewed 28 January 2019

This is the church that where you enter by walking down the steps instead of up the steps. It is built underground like no other church by the Greek Orthodox. The Virgin Mary was entombed here before she ascended into Heaven. Her tomb is empty....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 January 2019

The church was very impressive with its dark ceiling and walls and tons of lanterns at the church building itself. The long staircase to the bottom gives you a surreal feeling.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rentalguy80
Reviewed 19 December 2018

It is very nice and special tomb . our guide is very nice and professional and give us great information and interesting about Mary . we enjoyed great time and learn great local culture and history

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank martin m
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Religious or not this Tomb is worth a visit. There are a lot of wide steps down into a large cave. It didn't take long to look around but we found it quite an interesting sight - bigger and better than expected. Worth doing if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ruth44421
Reviewed 29 November 2018

To visit we have to get down many steps and see the tomb of the mother Marry, Muslim called Mariyam a.s. This is historical place with another tomb too and a holy as well as blessed place,

Date of experience: November 2018
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