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Skull Hill (Golgotha)

Jerusalem, Israel (Givat Ram)
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Ranked #74 of 181 Attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: For centuries, the place considered to be the location of Golgotha, hence the place of Jesus' Crucifixion is the complex known as the Church of the... more »
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We visited this site 4/11/14 along with the nearby Garden Tomb. I found the arguments for its historicity convincing. First, it is definitely OUTSIDE the old city walls, as stated in the Bible, while it is highly unlikely that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was ever outside the city walls, there is no evidence of walls near it and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I went on my own at dawn with the Holy Sepucher almost to myself - with the smell of incense and the chanting of monks - this was truly memorable. One can touch the rock of Golgotha through a hole under the altar, and touch time, space and history. Unique and unforgettable

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Just a short walk from the Damascus Gate, there is a bus station and the hill that some people believe is "Golgotha" - where Jesus was crucified. The adjacent Garden Tomb is one of the most peaceful religious sites in or near Jerusalem. At the Garden Tomb entrance, I recommend accepting the offer of a free guided tour. Let them... More

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Newent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We were volunteers here for 2 months - such an amazing place! Hearing hymns being sung in so many different languages and meeting people from all over the world was such a brilliant experience. The one thing that kept being commented on by visitors was the fact that it is such a simple place after all the ornate icons of... More

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We visited the Garden a Tomb and Skull Hill. The visit was a bit rushed as we were late and the shock of sitting looking at what some people think was Golgotha left one unsure and perplexed. There is a bus stop in front of it and a cemetery on top. Whether or not it is the actual place where... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I took people over there to visit the sight because I am a guide and when we enter to the garden tomb we get a guide to show us the sight . It is a nice area but we leave it to people to decide if they believe what they see !!

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

Go to the Garden tomb and you will see this skull hill outside the Garden tomb. It's a bus stop now but u can see in old pictures and even today, the hill looks like a skull! Different people argue both I believe this is the correct location where Christ was placed on the cross. Decide for yourselves the truth... More

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is part of the Garden Tomb tour and it does look like a skull. Once again, it will be up to the individual to determine if this might be the spot. History does not favor it, but the Garden Tomb area is a beautiful place to remember your Christian heritage. The "skull hill" itself is outside the garden and... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

You might need to use your imagination here. From the tomb garden it looks like a skull and that's about all I can say. The best bit was getting there via the Muslim market stalls, where we bought fresh fruit and fresh bread for a few coins great value.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It may or not be Golgotha, in any event it is a bus terminal now, which is smelly and dirty. On the plus side there are market stalls selling lots of sweets.

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