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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre, old city, Jerusalem

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Chaotic
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 1 day ago

Chaotic unless you're there with a guide. The church is very crowded at all times. It's a.bit dark too. Overall, an interesting experience.

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Two worlds colliding
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 2 days ago

Growing up catholic and now living with my Jewish husband and child being in this place was surreal. Extremely emotional. To see the exact place where Jesus was crucified, touch the slab of marble where his body was washed, to stand in the exact spot where is is buried. Never in my life...

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Growing up catholic and now living with my Jewish husband and child being in this place was surreal. Extremely emotional. To see the exact place where Jesus was crucified, touch the slab of marble where his body was washed, to stand in the exact spot where is is buried. Never in my life did i think i would see this. There are no words for this beautiful church. A must for everyone.

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Interesting place but not that great if you are not religious
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 2 days ago

This is obviously very important to Christians and their is good historical significance to the place. However, if you are not that moved by the religious element, its only so so

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Must see in the old city.
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 2 days ago

This church has some of the most impressive architecture in the old city. There ar supposedly several biblical stories associated with this church. One ironic thing is there are several different denominations that have joint ownership of the church. In the photo you will notice a ladder in one of the windows. Since the...

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This church has some of the most impressive architecture in the old city. There ar supposedly several biblical stories associated with this church. One ironic thing is there are several different denominations that have joint ownership of the church. In the photo you will notice a ladder in one of the windows. Since the different denominations couldn't agree on certain repairs, this ladder has remained in the window since sometime in the 1800's.

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Theatre or Holy Place
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 3 days ago

We find Station 9 to Station 14 in the Church of the Holy Sepulcre, the last Stations in the life of the Savior. This church is always overcrowded and is a hotchpotch of chapels, alters, holy places etc. Six Christian denominations share this church and every denomination has its own chapel and its own...

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We find Station 9 to Station 14 in the Church of the Holy Sepulcre, the last Stations in the life of the Savior. This church is always overcrowded and is a hotchpotch of chapels, alters, holy places etc. Six Christian denominations share this church and every denomination has its own chapel and its own opinion of where things really happened. Pilgrims bring their jewelleries, their crucifixes to have them blessed on the holy places, people take thousands of pictures etc. so it is difficult to have just a minimum of concentration or meditation on this holy place. So I do not know what to think about this place. I prefer to find a quiet place somewhere without people to pray and to meditate upon the sufferings, the crucifixion and the death of Jesus Christ. This church does not contribute to strenghten my faith. On the other hand it is fascinating to see all the many ways of worship.

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