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Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • To enter the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in the face with the Union of the three churches: Orthodox, Muslim and Christian. It's really amazing to be able to witness and be (peace) between so many different cultures.
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  • Me at the "TEMPLE of the COFFIN" happened several miracles, and the temple itself is great and indescribable MIRACLE! Highly recommend to everyone who is going to Jerusalem, be patient and hide clothing, as visiting shrines required! Just be sure to put the candles and, if possible, inspect all levels (halls) this amazing Temple!
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  • To go with time, have queues. A place that allows for a reflection and at the same time meeting with people from around the world. Worth the visit.
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  • 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.
  • T'was a great experience of God's grace, enlightening but filthy arabs took it over. The turkey is really nice and is one of the best delights of the world at this time. YOU MUST GOOOOO!!!!!
  • When I got in the church went down on my knees and touched the rock where the Lord was crucified gave me the goose bumps I still get calm sensation every time I think or see the picture of holy Sepulchre Lord Jesus you shed your blood for our sins how could I ever repay accept me Lord for I am a sinner.
  • I was there about 11 years ago. A Jewish friend was having a wedding in Israel, and he invited a number of people from a long ways away. We chatted awhile with the Muslim fellow who kept the keys to the church - along with his ancestors for hundreds of years. (The church is controlled by 4 Christian denominations, and they "keep the peace" by having a muslim maintain the key.) I enter Christ's tomb (or, the medieval equivalent) with a few of my friend's guests ... "One Christian, Two Jews, and a Muslim walk in Christ's tomb ..." always thought that was a good set-up for a joke. I have no idea what the punchline is ....
  • Though it can be confusing, and a bit maddening, with the different Christian orders controlling different parts of the Church; on the whole it is an amazing place to visit. This is especially true when you enter the tomb of Christ. It may seem weirdly touristic on the outside. But once you are inside, with your family, it is peaceful and beautiful.
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