The Garden Tomb
The Garden Tomb
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Located north of the Old City’s Damascus Gate, this Christian holy site is a perfect place for prayer and contemplation. Many believe it to be the site of Christ's crucifixion, burial, and resurrection.
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  • Grant G
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Place to Visit for All Christians
    I Visited this Tomb of Jesus when I Visited Jerusalem with my Friends . It's a Very quiet Peaceful place to Spend a Couple hours in . The Garden around the Tomb is furnished with Benches to Sit and Take in the Atmosphere of the Christian Atmosphere .It's Worth Visiting while you're here .
    Visited June 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 5, 2023
  • revett2016
    Santa Rosa, California529 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a short visit
    A nice oasis for were Jesus might have been buried. Peaceful small garden is worth the visit and it’s free! A pleasant stroll provides a view of skull hill, site of crucifixion and the burial tomb.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 1, 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,375 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was this the place where Jesus was buried"
    The Garden Tomb is believed to be the burial site of Jesus, particularly by Evangelical Christians, including Mormons. The Garden Tomb's authenticity is disputed by Orthodox Christians. However, its traditional location in the region of Jerusalem's city walls adds credibility to the Garden Tomb's claim to be the place from where Jesus was Resurrected.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 3, 2023
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Carol D
Overland Park, KS1,630 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was the last stop at the end of a full day of touring. The Garden Tomb is outside Old Jerusalem a short walk away. Although we were not in Jerusalem at the peak tour season, it was still nice to get away from hustle bustle of Old town and into a peaceful garden. It was late in the day, so I am uncertain if that is why there were fewer people or if that is arranged by the place to keep it a place of quiet contemplation. Our guide gave us a tour of the "skull" site and nearby tomb. It is amazing what a change of perspective one has attending this place versus what we see in movies and art work. We also have a place reserved for our tour group to have a service with communion. This made it one of the more memorable places we visited during our tour.
Written March 9, 2020
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ChrisJS51
Sevenoaks, UK504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
There are doubts as to whether this is the real location of Jesus' tomb and resurrection, but for me it seemed far more plausible than the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - also less crowded and far more 'holy'. The tomb is set into the side of the hill, with a stone in front (unlike the one in the church); it's outside the city walls (unlike the one in the church) and it has a hill with the clear shape of a skull (Golgotha). Don't miss this, especially if you go the the Holy Sepulchre (which will disappoint you). Just stand here, and you will feel the Lord's presence and it will be as if the Gardener were standing next to you outside the empty tomb...
Written February 19, 2020
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Mary D
Phoenix, AZ55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Our trip to Israel was the trip of a lifetime. We traveled with Blue Diamond Travel, a large group of 360, divided into 8 buses. We stayed with our group for seven days, spending 4 nights in Jerusalem, 3 nights in Tiberias. 5-star hotels, David at the Citadel in Jerusalem, and Gai Beach Resort in Tiberias. Each bus had a guide and driver. Our guide made our trip fabulous; he was knowledgeable on biblical history, both old and new testament, as well as current on the state of Israel today. We walked on average 3 mi/day, one day 6.5 mi; our group was senior adults. we all made it just fine, with plenty of rest stops, shopping stops and fabulous food morning, noon and night. Blue Diamond provided 3 professional photographers which took the pressure off trying to listen/learn and snap photos at every stop; they provided all photos at no additional charge, as well as videos and a coffee table book. If you are a Christian, interested in walking the Bible, this is the tour for you.
Written April 17, 2023
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JAE
York, PA45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Peaceful and tranquil, this is the place where many Protestants believe that Jesus was buried. I thought our guide provided an excellent explanation/argument as to why this location is the one that they believe the event occurred. I found this site to much less chaotic than the Church of the Holy Sepluchre. The Garden Tomb is what I had always imagine the Garden of Gethsemane to look like, and it is an excellent place for Protestants to ake communion.
Written April 3, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,375 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
The Garden Tomb is believed to be the burial site of Jesus, particularly by Evangelical Christians, including Mormons. The Garden Tomb's authenticity is disputed by Orthodox Christians. However, its traditional location in the region of Jerusalem's city walls adds credibility to the Garden Tomb's claim to be the place from where Jesus was Resurrected.
Written November 4, 2023
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JamieJW
Quakertown, PA2,169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Peaceful garden in Jerusalem that contains the tomb of Jesus.

Located just outside the city walls of Jerusalem you will find The Garden Tomb, a possible location for the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Christ Jesus.

Near to the Damascus Gate and standing in the shadow of Skull Hill you will find this beautiful garden with its ancient empty tomb.

The gardens are beautiful and peaceful with many chapels throughout with people praying and singing.

This is a special spot.
Written November 19, 2022
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mdh
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
So much about this place fits the Biblical record but loved the perspective of the onsite tour guides. They don't adamantly insist it's the tomb of Christ but explain how it could be and what the significance of the empty tomb means to the world. Very surreal and uplifting.
Written May 30, 2020
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Thank you for your review. We also believe that our Garden is a must see when in Jerusalem. Thank you for mentioning that we explain what we believe is the significance of the Garden. We are very happy that it was a good experience for you.
Written July 18, 2020
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Betsi B
Weatherford, TX250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Business
Yes the garden is spectacular and yes, seeing this place is amazing, but it was our guide and getting beyond the guide script to his incredible love for people that msde this tour amazing. I’m not sure if you can request a specific guide, but if you can ask for David, and you will have an amazing experience. I have posted his picture for your convenience. Groups can also have time for worship in designated areas. Bask in the presence of the Lord.
Written March 6, 2020
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Greetings, Thank you for the very nice review. I will tell your guide, Peter, that you were moved by his explanation. He is a very long time part of the Garden Tomb team and loves the Garden Tomb and the message of the death, burial and resurrection. Many blessings, Brian
Written July 6, 2020
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WorldTravellingMum
Mansfield, MO140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is a beautiful, peaceful place that displays a historical tomb and wine press in a tranquil garden. It is an excellent place to get a visual of the burial of Jesus Christ, if not the actual site. There are many places to stop and reflect for individuals as well as groups. Many stop for communion here and it is a very memorable place to take time to pray and meditate. The tour guides do a great job of the history and discovery of this site. They also have a little gift shop with post cards of the site and other items, like models of the tomb which could be great for teaching children about the burial and resurrection. I feel like if your trip is a Christian pilgrimage, this is a pertinent stop on your visit to the Holy Land. I was with a tour group but I do believe it is by reservation only. They have an email and have English speaking people so you can easily find out information for your visit before you arrive in Jerusalem.
Written January 30, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind, thoughtful, and informative review. You captured the ethos of the site and the essence of the experience wonderfully. Regarding reservations - groups of 10 or more and/or groups travelling with a tour guide need to make a reservation, but independent travelers can arrive at any time during our opening hours and enter for free.
Written February 3, 2020
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Betsy G
North Canton, OH69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were so impressed with our guide who was very knowledgeable. History surrounded us and the garden was beautiful. Since we were with a tour group, we did have a communion service and were given olive wood communion cups to use and bring home.
Written June 19, 2020
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Thank you for your kind words. Our guides are volunteers or staff that have a passion for the ministry and message of the Garden Tomb. We are very happy that your experience was a good one. Please come again the next time you come to Jerusalem.
Written July 18, 2020
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