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Skull Hill (Golgotha)

Jerusalem, Israel (Givat Ram)
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Ranked #81 of 179 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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Bozeman, Montana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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51 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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128 reviews 128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

I viewed this from within the gates of The Garden Tomb!! A place I went to almost daily while there for 3 months! A very special serene garden,places set apart to have a time to pray, take communion and ponder Golgotha and what transpired there over 2000 years ago.

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Titusville, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
45 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

This site is shown to you from the Garden area of the Garden Tomb. There is a Muslim Cemetery on top and a parking lot below. It does look like a skull and there is a tomb nearby.

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