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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  • What a difference with sepulchre here peace and respect. Beautiful shown around by a guide and enjoyed the calm and the resurrection story. The sign He is Risen on the empty tomb was stunning.
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  • The Garden Tomb is super special-Although there are ongoing debates as to whether or not Jesus actually spent those 3 days in the tomb here or not is irrelevant to me, although I think it’s the place,...  more »
  • The garden is more well-kept and more well-developed since my first trip 12 years ago. But the specialness of the place, the solemnity and celebration of the place, is as precious as it has ever been....  more »

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