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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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Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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They were a lot of people, yes, but christian or not, believer or not, here lived, a man who changed the world.Personnaly I felt something.Make up your mind.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank aleksandarkrc
Reviewed 2 days ago

The church is heavily occupied throughout the year. If you want to see the Christ´s grave, you need to get up very early. Even though the gate to the grafe opens at 7 AM, you need to stand in the queve at 6 AM. But...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank rmenczer
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was not prepared for the crowds we encountered in this church. You go in and go up the steps to the right. You encounter gridlock because people want to kneel down and kiss the area they think Jesus' cross was placed. It is a...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Kim E
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are no words to describe the feelings that are generated by the venerable atmosphere. A complete contrast with the commercial alleys. It remains a must visit place for all. Just feel the history.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Symeon64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church of the holy sepulchre is an amazing place to visit . If you are a Christian or not but make sure to read up and learn the importance of this place to the Christians. It will make your visit a lot more interesting....More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank jajo12-6-2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go there, you can’t easily summarise this wonder. So much history over the last 1800 years, an atmosphere of profound spiritual feeling.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Descerning-Palate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is certainly the central spot of Christianity and crowds during the day can be up to 4 hours. If you are willing to get up early and arrive before 6AM you can have the freedom the explore. You will...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Joe1234665
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolute historical significance that has to be experienced. Be prepared for a line and for the lack of managing the lines. Once you get into the tomb, at least for us, we had 8 seconds to select due to a very impatient orthodox priest running...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 286natec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i went there early in the morning, before all the groups are there and you have ampel space to move around! beautiful to see what and where and hear, if you’re lucky the, mass!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank roels123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place oozes history and religion. It has been presumed for hundreds of years that this church was the place where Jesus was prepared and entombed. As such, it draws in christians and many others from all over the world. Avoid visiting in the height...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Chester K
2 June 2019|
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Response from Raffaellaglemann | Reviewed this property |
Not allowed to stay overnight
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640judeh
25 April 2019|
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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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19 March 2019|
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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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