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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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Whether you're a believer or someone who appreciates history, you'll be blown-away by this church. Although it's been rebuilt several times, you'll sense the history and importance of place simply by being there. Walk up the stairs to Golgotha and you'll notice that the stone...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Both a beautiful church in the interior and one with the reputed site of Jesus’ crucifixion and his empty tomb. Lots to see here, but depending on when you go, it can be very crowded. It’s part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old City...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For Christians.Visit to Jerusalem is incomplete without visiting church of holy sepulcher right next to Omar ibn khatabs mosque. Its a area where one hears the church bells and Adhan. from masjid sometimes at the same time.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A fascinating place. I can only imagine how this site looked almost 2,000 years go, before the churches and buildings were constructed to commemorate the greatest event in history, the crucifixion and resurrection of the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. A person so...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This massive church, originally built in the fourth century, covers the area which is, for Christians, the historical center of the faith. It contains both the hill of Golgotha, on which Jesus was crucified, and the tomb of Christ. The original stone is mostly covered...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Donna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a magnificent labyrinth - built by many people from various cultures - visited by thousands from Christian cultures along the centuries. Note the graffiti left by crusaders on the huge doors and thresh hold. Look at the unique rituals - cleaning the resting...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Major historical and religious place especially for Christians, but the daily miracles are the fact that five religions are working together to maintain, preserve, and pray here everyday. Very crowded, just put up with it to see this very holy place. Go here with a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PasssionateTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the holiest sites in the world for Christians. The place was packed with people so be prepared. Dress modestly and be prepared to stand for a long time. Worth the wait.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lisaczb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in the morning and was already busy - interesting place to see - two hour queues for certain areas. Amazing interior and architecture/art.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If visiting the old Jerusalem is for millions the main reason for a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, the center of the trip is the Church of the Saint Sepulcher. If the crowds sometimes difficult to focus in the many details, the experience emanated from its historical...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Chester K
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Response from Raffaellaglemann | Reviewed this property |
Not allowed to stay overnight
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Response from TexasTeri64 | Reviewed this property |
That I do not know. Ohri Travels was my tour guide, I can check with him if the do that at the church but since we weren’t Catholic we weren’t concerned with anything like what you speak. Let me check, I’ll get back with... More
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Response from lannau | Reviewed this property |
That is perhaps a good idea. The combination of the incense and overcrowded space can be difficult.
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