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Reviewed February 23, 2019

If you want to see the spot where Christ was most likely actually hung then you need to come to this spot! It was very reverent.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

It takes your breath away to see right in front of you all the history taken right off the pages of the bible. If you have not been, you will never regret making this trip a priority. I really appreciate that they take the time...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Inside the front doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher are a set of steps leading you up what used to be a hill to Golgotha or Calvary, meaning the place of the skull. The Roman Catholic chapel on the right overlooks Station X...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

The one at the Garden Tomb makes the most sense to be the real Golgotha. It looks like a skull and the area fits perfectly with scripture and Roman history. It’s on a main road, which is where Romans would have hung crosses along that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank SpencerCoffman
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

I have been to both Golgothas: the one in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the one which you can see from the Garden Tomb. Because of the pomp in the church I prefer Skull Hill facing a car park. What would Jesus say?...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We are glad that we had the opportunity to visit the garden tomb and see where Jesus was placed after His crusifiction. The guide was excellent and was careful to state that they were not 100% sure that it was tomb but there was no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Scholars debate and differ as to whether this is the true site of the crucifixion. We had one of the volunteer guide who did his best to explain and persuade why this is the correct site. Who knows ? But it is a somber place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

According to tradition, the place is just outside the walls of Jerusalem in the time of Jesus, to the northwest, but inside the current old city (in more recent times the walls were moved northwards). It consists of a rocky relief of a few meters,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Fulvio R
Reviewed June 25, 2018

There is debate about whether this is the actual place of Christ's crucifixion and I don't know for sure although what the guide explained was very convincing. However, what is most important is what it signifies. Christ was crucified and died for our sins and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Melisa V
Reviewed May 1, 2018

I visited this hill while in Garden Tombs. This hill is clearly visible from this location. If observed carefully, Certain parts of this hill show the shape like the eyes. That is why some scholars believe this is the true skull hill, the place where...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from DeanMurphy2020 | Reviewed this property |
There are two Golgotha locations. The "Skull Hill" at this location is simply a rock outcropping that somewhat resembles a face, not a skull. Check the TripAdvisor photos. There is what appears to be a nose. Um… Skulls don't... More
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Susanne M
May 26, 2018|
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Response from DeanMurphy2020 | Reviewed this property |
Susanne: I researched this site on the Web. Historians and archaeologist concur that it is not likely the site of the crucifixion. What is called Skull Hill (notice that the official name is not Golgotha) today somewhat... More
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