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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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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A beautiful relaxing and spiritual haven in the midst of the chaos. Well worth the visit, close to Damascus gate outside the walls.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I first visited the Garden Tomb about thirty years ago. It was very basic back then, but still a very moving experience. It is more developed now, but that development has not detracted from the experience. I recommend a visit unless you will not countenance that maybe the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is not the actual site a Calvary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

You can see the place of the skull. Think this is the real deal. Also peaceful and beautiful. there's an old well and an old cistern there. Argues for authenticity.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Nobody claims that this is the place where Jesus died, was buried and rose again but if it isn't the place it is a first class visual aid! The place is quiet and tranquil despite the fact that is adjacent to a busy bus station. Christians from all over the world go there to pray, praise and break bread. The... More

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Garden Tomb is the polar opposite of the lunatic bazaar that is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Whether Jesus Christ was buried here is for academics, clerics and historians to debate but the guides at the Garden Tomb believe that their site 'ticks all the boxes'. They have created a peaceful and contemplative garden around their tomb. Anyone... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

A very restful garden and relaxed place where one can contemplate Christ's likely burial site. They also have places for services and there were three different traditions holding services while we were there. Outside beware of the pick pockets - they are particularly bad in this area.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is a haven of calm and peace just outside the walls of Old Jerusalem. UK owned with English giudes. We were given an in depth explaination about the garden and its history and after a visit and tour we held a Eucharist Service in one of its outdoor chapels. There is an excellent gift shop too. As this is... More

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Seattle WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Must see if you are a Christian, historian, or just the average tourist. It makes you think and makes you feel special to be there. Put it on your list to see.

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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We ended our tour here at the Garden Tomb which is located outside the walls of Jerusalem. Here you will see the place identified as Golgotha (literally "place of the skull"), a prominent rocky crag which looks like a skull. It is believed that this garden could have belonged to Joseph of Arimathea. In the midst of the garden lies... More

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Garden Tomb is probably one of the only sites in and around Jerusalem where you can visit in peace without being harassed by sellers. The site is very well preserved and informative marketing material is freely available.

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