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Address: | 31.720410° N, 35.202127° E, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
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Significant in so many ways

The place it's self was very nice to visit. Significant in many ways. Learned so much about the tomb dweller. Good to see people of different faiths rever and pay their respect... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2016
UBrummyZ
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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baltimore
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126 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Crazy to think that one of the Matriarchs is right on front of you. You feel the closeness when you are there. Seems like everyone connects to Rachel.

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

The Tomb of Rachel is part of the history of the Jews and is maintained by the Israeli authorities and is more like a fortress. Millions of dollars have been invested in order to be able to travel there under proper security and safety. This is holy site which has thousands upon thousands of people from all over the world... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

One of the holiest places in Israel, this is where Rachel is buried. Whenever I go to Israel, I visit Kever Rachel to pray.

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Heather, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2017

No one minds difficulty in getting to see somewhere historical if the end result is a worthwhile sight, but to find a formerly beautiful building encased in concrete is deeply saddening. Inside it is nice and you are free to look around, but the view that was so iconic for so long is gone. In its place, a horrid concrete... More 

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Wildwood, Missouri
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22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Visited Rachel's tomb with my wife and teenage daughter. This is a Jewish sanctuary where many were gathered to pray. There was little to see for a tourist but it is an important religious site.

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Pensacola, Florida
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81 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017

There is not much to see here as a tourist but it adds to the local history of the ancient Jewish people. It might have been more fun if there hadn't been people outside throwing rocks at the visitors. Check the political temperature before visiting.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

The place it's self was very nice to visit. Significant in many ways. Learned so much about the tomb dweller. Good to see people of different faiths rever and pay their respect. The wall outside is really intimidating and spoils the general view of the area around.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We managed to visit this site on our way back from Bethlehem. Its proximity to the enormous security walls means there is a strong security presence. It is an interesting site and we would have stayed longer except for some rock throwing. Our ever vigilant guide got us out pretty quickly.

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Nazareth, Israel
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016

It is almost impossible to visit since it is surrounded huge by wales from all sides, You dont want to visit this plase if you want to stay safe

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Rachel died on the road to Hebron, and Jacob buried her here in Bethlehem. The security wall surrounding the tomb is about ten years old, and there are various rooms, chapels and studies that have been added as well. An amazing experience, even though rock throwing from the refugees happens on occasion.

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