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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre, old city, Jerusalem

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Absolute highlight of Jerusalem Old City
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 1 day ago

The holiest place on earth to Christians, this site holds incredibly huge meaning for everyone who has ever turned the page of a history book. In a church the size of three football fields you can climb the stairs to Golgotha (Calvary)--the site of Jesus' crucifixion, exit to the left to pass by...

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The holiest place on earth to Christians, this site holds incredibly huge meaning for everyone who has ever turned the page of a history book. In a church the size of three football fields you can climb the stairs to Golgotha (Calvary)--the site of Jesus' crucifixion, exit to the left to pass by the anointing stone where devout Christians and pilgrims to Jerusalem bring icons to lay on the stone for sanctification, and move toward Jesus' tomb. Come very, very early (sunrise) or you will stand in line 2-3 hours waiting for your opportunity to enter the tomb itself. Definitely do not miss this once in a lifetime moment.

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Holy grounds!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 3 days ago

This church has three major sacred areas to Christians: The place where Jesus died (Gogotha), the Annointing stone, and Jesus' tomb. I would highly recommend going to this church early in the morning, as it gets incredibly crowded as the day progresses. I went as early as 6:30 AM and still...

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This church has three major sacred areas to Christians: The place where Jesus died (Gogotha), the Annointing stone, and Jesus' tomb. I would highly recommend going to this church early in the morning, as it gets incredibly crowded as the day progresses. I went as early as 6:30 AM and still had lots of company! I was lucky enough to be able to attend Mass at 8 AM on three different occasions. This was my religious highlight....

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Pilgrimage 😇 Jerusalem
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 4 days ago

While in Israel, Jerusalem is a must-see place, especially the temple of the Holy Sepulcher. Here is the beginning of history, every stone keeps secrets. A sacred place and a must-see at least once in a lifetime