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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre, old city, Jerusalem

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Night visitor at Holy Sepulchre
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 2 days ago

To many Catholics the Holy Sepulchre is the Holy Grail but I am not Catholic and do not see it in the same light. I did find the church beautiful with its amazing mosaic tiles and fresco ceilings, that alone makes the visit well worth your time. It is pretty crowded so...

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To many Catholics the Holy Sepulchre is the Holy Grail but I am not Catholic and do not see it in the same light. I did find the church beautiful with its amazing mosaic tiles and fresco ceilings, that alone makes the visit well worth your time. It is pretty crowded so plan accordingly. Also, my visit was at night shortly before closing. I highly recommend staying after exiting to watch the closing ceremony. The key to lock the door from the outside has been held by the same two Muslim families for over 800+ years. One family is the keeper of the keys, the other is given the key (2x day) to open and close the doors, afterwards they return the key. Interesting.

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A must for christians and not christians
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 3 days ago

A must for pilgrims all over the world. Great experience visiting the temple where you can see the spot where the Golgota was located and where it is believed Christ sepulcre was located. I strongly recommend to visit the church with the guidance of a priest or a franciscan Frey because they will be...

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A must for pilgrims all over the world. Great experience visiting the temple where you can see the spot where the Golgota was located and where it is believed Christ sepulcre was located. I strongly recommend to visit the church with the guidance of a priest or a franciscan Frey because they will be able to explain in detail the story behind every image, spot, or at least, to buy a good travelers guide that give a good explanation to understand the temple and how it is shared by catholics, and orthodox christians. It was not so crowed which surprised me. I visit it with young kids, it is safe.

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Very important Christian Site, read reviews wisely
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 4 days ago

Again, this is similar to the Way of the Cross experience with the noise and crowds and marketplace affecting your experience, but this is even more sacred but the crowding greatly affects the whole experience here. You can have the moments, but it is very challenging. It is a shame, but the...

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Again, this is similar to the Way of the Cross experience with the noise and crowds and marketplace affecting your experience, but this is even more sacred but the crowding greatly affects the whole experience here. You can have the moments, but it is very challenging. It is a shame, but the only solution is to know ahead and plan differently or to research, read reviews and plan accordingly by choice. Think this one out, read all reviews here.

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