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Garden Tomb

Conrad Schick St, Jerusalem, Israel
00 972 2 6272745
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Ranked #11 of 181 Attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Traveler Description:   Although it has a natural garden that has been there for thousands of years (it is watered by an underground spring-see Joh 19:41 “Now in the place... more »
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Speers Point, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Some believe that Christ was retrieved from the cross, shipped out of Jaffa on a boat to the south of France, set up house with Mary Magdalene, had a family and lived happy ever after! If you don't subscribe to that theory - this one is a little more believable! What would religion be without a quarrel! This place is... More

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

With all of the deliberate noise outside of the Garden, inside is very peaceful and well kept. It is all done with donations. So give!!! There are places in Israel that have a real calming and peaceful feel, the Garden Tomb is one of them. This was a great last stop for a pilgrimage to Israel. The gift shop had... More

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tyneside england
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3 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

this place is strangely spiritual. the tomb and the stone realy makes you think, the face in the rock is strange too. the staff were very welcoming as with everywhere eon our trip there were groups holding services in every corner. what ever your beliefs this place will make you think. its not in the best area of the city... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A place where JESUS CHRIST prayed before he was taken away to be Crucified. We had prayer & holy Communion here. There are old Olive Trees here which dates from hundreds of years ago.

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vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited this as a church group, sang songs. had communion, and saw the tomb. It felt very peaceful and much less confusion than some of the other sites

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Santa Maria, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful setting across the street (very busy street) from the Damascus Gate - and VERY MANY PICK-POCKETS AROUND HERE!!!! Friends of mine have lost cameras and ALL their money from pick-pockets here - BE CAREFUL! The Garden Tombs are operated by a great group of English speaking docents that seem to love to show you the whole place - well... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The feeling of peace and quietness which came over you as you toured this site were noticeable. Although it is quite near to busy city area somehow you felt in an entirely separate environment.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went after a day's busy sightseeing, so the shade and plants etc. were a pleasant respite. The whole thing is a fabrication and not in any way authentic

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Regardless of your beliefs this is a fascinating and thoughtful place to visit. Which despite it's proximity to the Damascus Gate and the bus depot is actually very tranquil and relaxing. The guide was very knowledgeable and courteous and despite not being a particularly religious person myself I found it a very interesting cultural experience.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is where I felt the most peace of all the cites and places we visited. It was just such a wonderful experience. The guide there was excellent!

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