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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Suq Khan e-Zeit and Christian Quarter Road. | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-627-3314
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Built in the fourth century over the site of a Roman Pagan temple, this is considered one of the world’s holiest shrines to Christians, preserving the most important moments of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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Suq Khan e-Zeit and Christian Quarter Road. | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-627-3314
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This church has many sections representing many variants of Christianity. This location is one of the locations thought to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. It is very difficult to imagine the events with so much religious monuments and ceremony occurring...More

Thank Julie-Anne H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful guide for half a day through the old city in Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was a wondrous walk through history for anyone of any religion. In one magnificent structure, you can see Orthodox, Catholics, Coptics all worshipping. The...More

Thank Suisa
Reviewed 3 days ago

You must go here for the experience, if not the site itself. Just a fascinating church. Read up beforehand, as there as several things to see, and it's easy to miss one or two if you aren't on the lookout.

Thank rpandjm
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited the Church for the first time in 1972. Its condition was miserable. It needed serious cleaning and maintenance. Glad to report that a lot has been done in the last few years and the renovation is continuing. It is shared by three Christian...More

Thank ahl7300
Reviewed 4 days ago

Modest clothing is required. No shorts allowed - even for kids. Can be really crowded with long lines.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I can't tell you if this is where Jesus was buried or not, but that seems beyond the point for the pilgrims (or just plain tourists) who push and shove their way in and up the stairs. The scene was one of bedlam - certainly...More

1  Thank PMJC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great place to visit . I do believe this is the site of the crucifixion and resurrection despite the ongoing debate . Somewhat hectic , almost overwhelming in its holiness one cannot help but be slightly dizzy upon visiting . In august the heat...More

Thank 198,694
Reviewed 5 days ago

Treated by all and sundry as a "must see" - a tick on the list. As a museum it's impressive; as a church it's had the spiritual stuffing knocked out of it. Paid guides talk at normal volume or louder, followed by their swarms; people...More

1  Thank Travellers62
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a holy place for Christians but contains a lot of history for all of us. To get the most out of the visit you need a tour guide to explain everything to you. I don't know if the...More

Thank Jeff A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a must see, no second thought about. You cannot describe with words the experience of getting inside this holy place. Try to come here early in the morning before a main flood of tourist buses arrives. Then there will be no or very...More

Thank KirillOussov
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Where/how do I get permission to overnight in the Holy Church of the Sepulchre?
9 February 2017|
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Response from beachski1007 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can stay in the church itself. There is plenty of accommodation around there although I suggest staying outside the old city.
Laura M
Has anyone been here for Catholic Easter? If so, how early would you suggest arriving at the church for the service? Thank you.
5 February 2017|
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Response from mafel973 | Reviewed this property |
It will be very crowded. check the sched of service or mass a day in advance to be sure of coming earier.
Is it safe to travel to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre?? My mother and I want to visit it, but she does not feel safe about going there due to all of the terrorism. How are things there? Any advice is helpful!
19 January 2017|
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Response from WRudek | Reviewed this property |
I would have the reasonable caution you would have in any city, but I didn't feel especially vulnerable in the old city either. Lots of people, lots of soldiers and police around. The Sepulchre is pretty popular itself, so... More