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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
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
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
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
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
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