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Christ's Tomb

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Address: Jerusalem, Israel
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Basilica of the Holy...

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, or the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the Christian Quarter of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. It is a few steps away from the Muristan.

The site is venerated as Golgotha (the Hill of Calvary), where Jesus was crucified, and is said also to contain the place where Jesus was buried (the Sepulchre). A trend among visitors to the spot (standing outside the Church) is to applaud loudly during the ringing of bells. This is to recognize the unique beauty of the Church and its unique history.

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Christ's Tomb is located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is on the Via Dolorosa. Be sure to go late in the day when most of the tour buses have departed - but still be... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Christ's Tomb is located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is on the Via Dolorosa. Be sure to go late in the day when most of the tour buses have departed - but still be prepared to wait in very long lines. We waited in line for nearly two hours and barely got to see the tomb before... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

People bring rose water to throw here so people may bless their clothes, rosaries and other items. Sometimes it is closed to the public, for example during some days of Holy Week this year. It is beautifull and nice to feel blessed!

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Philadelphia, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went during Holy Week and it was super crowded, but it was worth the wait and something one must See when in Jerusalem. I would recommend going late in the afternoon after the tour buses have cleared out. We waited in a pushy line for over an hour.

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Cleveland, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To get the most out of your visit, it is best to work with a guide or some kind of group. The lines can become quite long -- especially at certain times.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at the Jerusalem site where Christians tradition is that this is the place where Jesus was crucified hurried andressurected. We visited on Easter,this year Easter of the Western Churches and Eastern Churches came on the same day of the different calendars Via Dolorosa was full with marching believers,The site of the tomb was... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very busy site of Jerusalem, perhaps the most visited attraction and to skip the crowd, just visit at the end of the afternoon, when most of the peregrines alreday gone.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently reopened after renovations, visiting Christ's Tomb is a moving experience. There are long lines (30+ minutes) at almost any time of day. Also, be ready to be rapidly escorted in and out of Christ's Tomb.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tomb of Christ is located in the Holy Sepulchre in the Church of the same name in the Christian quarter of the old city of Jerusalem, at the end of the Via Dolorosa. The Church is on the Golgotha location where Christ was crucified. There is a long waiting line circling around the edifice, it took us 30 minutes... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Try and go early to miss the crowds. They have spent a lot of money cleaning and updating this site. Well worth the visit and the wait.

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Buenos Aires, AR
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Given that this is must when you visit Jerusalem, you have to be prepared to do at least a 30 minutes line to get in. Not much more to say as you have to be there to experience it

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