Garden Tomb, Jerusalem

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#6 of 81 in Historic Sites in Jerusalem
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. By using our Jerusalem itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Garden Tomb and other attractions in Jerusalem.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Went here as part of a tour. This was the only place I truly felt at peace and a spiritual connection to the Biblical history throughout Jerusalem. We arrived early so there was only one other tour gr...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    The Garden was beautiful having a divine environment and properly maintained.Pilgrims were visiting the place with devotion and being blessed since the Lord risen from here.Miracles took place The Emp...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Extremely beautiful gardens surrounded the place our Lord Jesus was buried and rose from! It represents for us the hope of the Resurrection! Also special to see the "place of the skull". But Praise Go...  more »

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