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. Put Church of the Holy Sepulchre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Jerusalem tour planner .
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  • Tried twice to get in made it on the second attempt, worth the hassle,but mind your feet, it is a bit dark.Great atmosphere.  more »
  • The visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was very impressive for us all. Up on the really long line at the Jesus tomb for the man about 2 hours schedule waiting must, a really successful trip! The Church has its own beautiful charm ;)
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  • A complicated, ancient, confusing Church that is extremely Holy to Christians and visited by, seems like all 2 billion of them, every day. So if you want to see it, if you want to kiss Golgotha and in...  more »
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  • Awe inspiring. There is extensive noisy renovation going on so not a place of quiet contemplation at the moment, which seems to be putting the monks a bit on edge. Do not miss the tiny cave tomb. Important and powerful experience.
  • A little underwhelming on the outside, nothing special (stylistically/architecturally) on the inside - there are more interesting churches in Jerusalem, but worth a visit for the religious significance. Expect to be ushered out by unsmiling priests if anyone in the group is wearing shorts.
  • If you are visiting Israel that's the one place you absolutely MUST see! Holy place has amazing feeling inside nothing I can describe in words. I am not a religious person but this place is just so magnificent and amazing and I love it.
  • A perfect mixture of history, religion and culture. A little difficult to locate it, but you can't miss the tower. Usually very crowded but visitors are very moderate. Don't miss (to feel) the candle light stand.
  • God willing, I Want to visit this place with all my Family members.. Dreamy.. Surreal

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