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Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
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Join millions of pilgrims who make their way to Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a deeply significant Christian landmark dating back to the 4th century CE. Christians believe the church contains both the site of Jesus' crucifixion and the tomb in which he was buried and resurrected. Several Christian denominational groups share ownership of the church--you can see the blending of their traditions and cultures within, as you navigate the maze of rooms and halls. Dress modestly and prepare for a potentially long line at the entrance. Using our online itinerary creator, Jerusalem attractions like Church of the Holy Sepulchre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Touring this church is like walking through the bible. It is so amazing to actually be able to see it in person. It was crowded, but not as much as I was worried about. It is the one place all Christi...  more »
  • The queue was quite small by local standards-ten minutes. And it's all around you all the time that we all see in the waiting time of Holy fire on tv! And here you are standing here-it is unrealistic to simply! It is a pity that even and restoration works just ... But how lucky-or heat and the queue, or the shorter days and restoration ...
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  • One of Holiest Place for Christianity, Suggestion -- Please do respect the Christian culture once there dress appropriately, it is relatively safe to visit, this place has two most important monument ...  more »
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  • christ Jesus loves us omnipotence and omnipresence cleanse us of all unrighteousness in the baptism of all the nations, all the beings, in us in christ Jesus of Nazareth, ☆Light of the world Jesus Christ and bless the holy seplechure church in the true vine Jesus Christ in peace and grace multiplied unto all creation in Jesus Christ name ☆ JesusπAtomic
  • Visited a few times. The the holiest place I have ever been to so far. The atmosphere is unforgettable. The area was smaller that I've expected. Lots to see and to feel in such a tiny area.
  • Asssalam walek ya Nabi Isa (as). The complex marks the tomb of jesus christ In Islam and christianty.
  • Amazing architecture, relatively small structure.... Especially compared to cathedrals in Europe. A great way to get out if the hot sun. Be way that there are some super steep steps/staircases... And some sections are actually pretty trying to walk up and down as they descend about 30 feet/ 10 meters. A lot to see in a small area, so it gets really packed even at, let's say, 11am on a Tues. As for most sites in Jerusalem, I think it's best to visit at night. I think there's even a 3am mass.
  • On the tourist route. Interesting one or vice started delving into the history and current tensions between various Christian sects managing the site