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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the second most talked about place and we even revisited the history of Mary in Ephesus as her last home

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank courtelli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a city of a million churches, this is one of the best. It is very old and very authentic. As I recall it is Greek Orthodox. It is just outside the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Bilander
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church is orthodox so it wasn't on our cathedral pilgrimage list but we visited on our own. It very dark inside as orthodox use candles so the smoke makes walls black. There is long staircase down so if someone has trouble with their knees...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Olenka1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tomb of the Virgin Mary was, for a long time flooded. It is a Greek Orthodox Church honoring the Mother of God. As opposed to the Catholic tradition, which tells that the Virgin did not die, but went to sleep, the Orthodox depicts her...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Margarita S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really interesting place, it is an orthodox church so its arrangement is full of stuff and very old, there is a lot to see inside but unfortunately they do not allow to take pictures. It is just befor the Gethsemani garden so is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alejandro_Piscoya
Reviewed May 8, 2019

One of the holiest sites in Christianity which contains the tomb of Mary, the mother of Christ. It’s an underground church reached by descending a flight of steps built by the Crusaders. The ceiling is filled with ornate lanterns which makes for an impressive sight....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank rmitgoteam
Reviewed March 26, 2019

One of the most Holly places that one can visit during your stay in Jerusalem. We were very touched and impressed as well

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nibz2014
Reviewed March 23, 2019

This site is accessible at the base of the road going up the Mount of Olives. It involves descending numerous stairs but the site is worthwhile. I recommend a visit to this shine to Mary.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank twbrown2018
Reviewed March 17, 2019

The tomb is quite deep underground so there is a mustiness and a lot of frankincense gets used here (this doesn't smell good to the uninitiated). There is a lot of iconography and ceiling lamps. This site probably does require a guided tour. Strangely, it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Hint_of_Pepper
Reviewed February 18, 2019

We would not miss to visit the tomb of Virgin Mary while visiting Jerousalem . Going down the stairs you realise the holiness of the place. Behind the tomb is probably one of the most beautiful icons of the Virgin Mary. The feeling thought that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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