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Address: Suq Khan e-Zeit and Christian Quarter Road. | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 02627-3314
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Built in the fourth century over the site of a Roman Pagan temple, this is...
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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Church of Holy Sepulchre

What an amazing sight after walking the Via Dolorosa. To experience old city of Jerusalem, the narrow walkways and then to go into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

What an amazing sight after walking the Via Dolorosa. To experience old city of Jerusalem, the narrow walkways and then to go into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - is an experience that cannot be put into mere words. Amazing seems weak.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We arrived here after following the procession of The Via Dolorosa (Way Of Sorrows) which is held every Friday at 3.00 p.m. We went into the Church escorted by the Franciscan Farther's which meant that we missed all the queues and crowds. There are plenty of photo opportunities but it gets very crowded especially on the Friday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is an extraordinary experience - both energising and faith-building but also (to a western European eye) over-the-top, crowded and over-ornate. But it commemorates things that changed the world (whether the visitor is a Christian or not the events behind the church are profound). Visit it, but be ready for crowds of tourists and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Very touching! Christ's Tomb, the Calvary, Christ's prison, the very first armenian church in Jerusalem, the room where you can see a piece of Jesus's Cross. Pilgrims caress, cry, kiss, hug the walls and grounds of the Holy Sepulchre. There are washrooms on premises, believe it or not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Like many things in life, everyone takes away a different, personal experience. First, the place is huge so some areas have less lighting than others. The significance to any Christian, however, cannot be put into words. How does one explain being able to stand where Christ was crucified? We entered from two different places on two different days thus seeing... More 

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Rome, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Been there with christian friend few days ago. the church structure and architecture is amazing. its wroth not to pass any internal room and if possible listen to the explanations.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I am sorry to say that this church, although an important site, is dark and very depressing. It does not give one a feeling of spiritual closeness. It is a confused conglomeration of various sects such as the Armenians, Greek Orthodox, and others. On the roof of the church is an interesting compound for the Coptic Christians. Perhaps it would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

It gave me no sense of spiritual edification to visit this site which at every turn is gouded in idol worship and ritualistic Catholocism. I found it too touristy and not spiritually fulfilling but an interesting place to visit nonetheless.

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aalborg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

although the place is very impressive the hole surounding is very " business oriented" and nearly always crowded and often treated by tourist with little respect and courtesy

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Dixie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

But they have built this HUGE church over it, with all kinds of Catholic rituals going on in it. It was hard to find your way around inside.

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