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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Garden Tomb

Garden Tomb
Ranked #10 of 301 things to do in Jerusalem
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Owner description: Located north of the Old City’s Damascus Gate, this holy site for Christians is a popular place for prayer and meditation.
Brentwood, TN
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“Favorite Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Beautiful, reflective, prayerful, meditative atmosphere for the Christian tourist. This is the alternative site of Jesus' crucifixion and burial and is run by a Christian non-denominational charitable trust based in the UK. It has cliffs that look like a skull, and a garden with a carved out tomb. There are challenges to the claims the site makes, but it has become a popular pilgrimage place among Protestants. You can sit here in quiet, meditate and pray amid the beauty. Whether or not this is 'the' site Jesus was buried, it is well worth a visit just to enjoy the beauty and to consider the sacrifice Jesus made for all of us.

Visited November 2013
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“Incredible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

This place is a must for a follower of Jesus. The whole place is amazing. This was a favorite of all in our group.

Visited March 2014
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Hartselle, Al
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“Golgatha?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

Do your research before you go- this site vs. Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The thing I enjoyed most was it gave a very good visual of what it would have been like to walk to a tomb circa 33 A.D. and see what one looked like- within a cave, hewn out, with a rolled stone entry. Good guided tour.

Visited February 2014
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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“A Quiet Perspective”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

A visit to the Garden Tomb affords the visitor an opportunity to sit in quiet meditation and reflect upon the goodness of God and the joy of salvation purchased at a terrible cost.

Visited February 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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“One of the Best Sites to Visit in Jerusalem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

The was a very moving site to see as a Christian. Very well done with an escort during the tour. I would not miss this opportunity to visit this Garden Tomb

Visited March 2014
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