Garden Tomb, Jerusalem

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Believed by many Christians to be the tomb of Jesus Christ, Garden Tomb sits at the edge of a hill that many consider Golgotha, the site mentioned in the Gospels as the location of Jesus' crucifixion. Unearthed in 1864, the site acts as an alternative potential burial and resurrection site to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Group guided tours are available every 30 minutes, or individuals may walk the garden alone. Look for self-guiding leaflets at the information counter. To visit Garden Tomb and other attractions in Jerusalem, use our Jerusalem trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • In the Garden Tomb I could feel Jesus around me. It was the most peaceful place. The birds were singing, the flowers smelled so sweet. Just complete peace. There I felt it was well with my soul.  more »
  • When we arrived with our guide , no one could prepare us for what we’re going to see. The gardens had top quality care! The speaking guide had so much passion for the Garden Tomb and we rose for the o...  more »
  • The Garden Tomb is a place of visit that every Christian will. From there it is possible to see important points in the history of the last moments of Jesus. Has a Brazilian who worked for many years in the garden of the Tomb, John the Baptist, which receives very well and explains it very clearly.
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  • This site is considered an alternate crucification and burial site for Jesus Christ. There is a mountain side that has resemblance to a skull which may have given rise to the name Golgotha mentioned in the Bible. There is also a cave which may have been used as a tomb. The site is well maintained and does not have the large crowds that visit the traditional site.
  • A must experience to ponder on our Risen Savior. Peaceful and you can take Holy Communion here as well. Too good
  • Beautiful garden and very peaceful here. Staffs were very friendly as well. It was quite an experience to be able to witness this place.
  • The Garden Tomb is scriptually solid and makes sense from a historical (Roman) perspective. It's close to what would have been the major thoroughfares, (for maximum effect by the Romans), it's on the site of a garden, it's on the outside of the city and it would be difficult to deny Golgotha (at least to me). We'll worth going. There are volunteers on site that provide tours.... well worth the trip for so many reasons
  • Peaceful place. Feel the God love through the grave. Very very special moment to be in this garden. There are no word good enough to thank you Lord. There are no word to explain my feel. Awesome God ! Jesus is alive !

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