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Address: Suq Khan e-Zeit and Christian Quarter Road. | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-627-3314
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Built in the fourth century over the site of a Roman Pagan temple, this is...

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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Venerated since the fourth century as the site of Jesus's crucifixion and tomb the Church of the Holy Sepulchre contains places of worship designed for the Byzantine, Latin... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2015
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Armidale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Venerated since the fourth century as the site of Jesus's crucifixion and tomb the Church of the Holy Sepulchre contains places of worship designed for the Byzantine, Latin, Alexandrian, Armenian and East Syrian Christian rites. It is a place of great complexity and mystery. Visitors occupy the full spectrum from the deeply devout to merely curious but all have a... More 

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austin, texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Regardless if you have a faith or not Church of the Holy Sepulchre is not to be missed. So many different denominations and so many beliefs all worshipping in one building. Facinating.

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La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

I stayed in the old city which was a fantastic experience (in the Hashimi Hotel) and I was able to visit the church very early in the morning when there were no tourists. There were a few people coming to worship but the atmosphere was great and very quiet - probably around 7 in the morning. There are many different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

At first I found this place quite bewildering: the sheer amount of shrines and holy places, the labyrinthine design and dark, mysterious corners. The fact that this site has been a place of veneration and pilgrimage for so long makes it almost unbelievable to visit. It is disappointing that the presence of so many denominations has led to friction even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

It'll make more sense if you read up on all the stations, ladies please be respectful and wear a scarf, it is a holy place! Please try not to push when standing in line, please be patient. you will get there. It is a must see and place to experience. Try to head there for the morning, as it gets... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Supposedly being the holiest place in Christianity, it really didn't feel like it. hundreds of people running around with their cameras taking photos of people, going in to Jesus grave just to take photos and check it off their "bucketlist". Nice church, can't take that away from it.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

This church is the Mother Lode of the Holy Land. Go first thing in the morning or before closing at night to avoid the crowds! The church is packed from 9am - 5pm. To go here without a guide is like running a marathon on crutches, insane. The passion is evident in the faces of the pilgrims who come here.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

This church is something strange and fascinating. This is the holiest place for Christians, yet it is different from all the churches in the world. It is more like a number of churches that have grown up one inside the other. The Sepulchre is at the hearth of this artistic and mystic chaos. The visit could be frustrating because, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Constantine's mother mat have been wrong but the millions of worshippers over the years have made this site holy. Go before 10am or after 4pm to experience the wonder in a more peaceful and contemplative way. Visit the remains of basic tombs along the back wall in contrast to the magnificent architecture that confronts you.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

This is definitely a must see site but its very crowded, very dark, and taken over by religious practice and tradition. Personally, I wish it was still just a hillside as in the Bible but its not. There are very steep steps to climb up and down to the spot where Jesus was crucified and many kneel and kiss an... More 

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