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Christ's Tomb

Jerusalem, Israel (Givat Ram)
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As featured in 3 days in Jerusalem
Ranked #29 of 168 attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Seattle, Washington
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The wait time will increase your anticipation. It won't disappoint. You will feel rushed once inside. Do pause inside a few moments to take in where you are and what it means. One hour wait for tomb on a Friday afternoon. No true queue. Packed 8 wide. Inch forward. Lots of church officials enter periodically. Expect delays. You will get... More

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Sydney, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

There is always a line up to get in (like a club!? lol) but its just so worth it and so beautiful and you just wont believe that you are here! I dont think you can take photos inside but everyone was obviously sneaking some pics in

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Wales
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I didn't know what to expect here but what I got wasn't it. It seems to be a church within a church with lots of hidden crypts etc which I am sure would have been very moving and thought provoking if there wasn't a tractor full of rubbish being driven through it when I arrived. Lots of people praying and... More

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Livingston, New Jersey, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Everyone must visit The Holy Sepulchre at least once in their life. Its a very moving experience and is a great one whether you are an observer or a participant. I visited it twice in the past 10 years, and it is never a disappointment.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Christ's tomb is a very moving experience. Not because of the lights and glamor as there are none, but for the history. It is a very somber experience. No pictures or signs to explain what you are seeing, but that makes the mood more somber which is a good thing. Expect a long wait but it is worth seeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

It's one of the most holy places in the world for the Christian, and it runs like that. It has no signs or explanations within the structure, and it makes the navigation in the church impossible, if you want to enjoy the tour you must prepare yourself in advance.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The Holy Sepulchre is a very strange, uncommon and fascinating church. It's the most interesting building I found in Jerusalem. Not only because of the architecture but even more for the weird and gloomy atmosphere which prevails. Also interesting to see all those priests of the eastern and western churches dressed in their traditional costumes and feel almost physically the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

It's a Holy place that all Christians expect to visit. You need to be prepare to wait 90min (at least) and expect nothing else than be close to your faith. The Tomb it self is tiny and sober. No pictures when you're in. I've to admit that I've been a bit disappointed

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Port Arthur, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

There is disagreements where Christ was laid in the tomb- some argue Christ was buried and rose from the grave here or others say it wasnt here but rather in the Garden tomb instead. Personally, I believe the Garden tomb is the correct location but see both locations and decide for yourselves.. Remember its about faith and belief so no... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We waited to "see" the resurrection, well, we relived it in a limited way. Come prepared, be humble, pray, have a devotion and walk away a new person!

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