Christ's Tomb, Jerusalem

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A major pilgrimage center for Christians all over the world, Christ's Tomb marks the site of Jesus' resurrection as revered by both Orthodox and Catholics. Two 1st-century tombs lie within a church built over the site, located in the Christian Quarter. Upon entering the edifice, you will see the Stone of Unction, a 6 x 2 m (19 x 6.5 ft) red marble slab on which Jesus' body is believed to have been prepared for burial, decorated with candles, lamps, and mosaic scenes depicting the process. Here, pilgrims kiss the stone or rub it with oil and then wipe it with a cloth. Managed by six different Christian groups through a complicated set of arrangements, the site attracts large number of tourists and pilgrims year-round. Arrange your visit to Christ's Tomb and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem trip itinerary builder tool.
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  • Most Christians stay hours in line to touch the place where it is believed that Christ was buried. They want so much to do it, that they don’t pay enough attention to one of the most impressing...  more »
  • We were fornunate to visit here during our walk along the Via Dolorosa. Even though we grew up with the stories and sermons about it the experience is over the top. We were part of a tour group and....  more »
  • We were remarkablely fortunate to have an opportunity to visit this church on 3/3/2020 before Covid-19 virus contagion exploded worldwide and foreign tourism got halted. Another must see site to...  more »

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