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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre, old city, Jerusalem

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TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 5 days ago

The church is built on the holiest sights for christians. Jesus's crucifixion, and his resurrection. It was commissioned by Helena ( Constantine the Great's mother ), built in the early 4th century, damaged and rebuilt in the early 7th century. It is built over the Calvary and Golgotha. As you enter the church,...

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The church is built on the holiest sights for christians. Jesus's crucifixion, and his resurrection. It was commissioned by Helena ( Constantine the Great's mother ), built in the early 4th century, damaged and rebuilt in the early 7th century. It is built over the Calvary and Golgotha. As you enter the church, a large slab of marble is on display where Jesus is supposed to have been laid after he came off the cross. To your right, up the stairs is the Greek orthodox area and the site where Jesus was crucified. To the left is the Armenian area and Jesus's tomb. Throughout the church are little chapels and praying areas. It was crowded and there were lines everywhere. I suggest to go early or late. As a christian this was a surreal experience. To actually see and feel what you read in the Bible come true is an unexplainable feeling. you have to experience it for yourself to understand. I think every christian should go at least once. I give it my GoldnAdvice seal of approval.

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Get in early
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 14, 2019

We arrived at the church before 09:00 and did not encounter any lines. This is a must see for Christians coming to Jerusalem. Do read up about the wooden ladder on the outside as well as on what to see on the inside as one can easily miss significant sections or objects as they...

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We arrived at the church before 09:00 and did not encounter any lines. This is a must see for Christians coming to Jerusalem. Do read up about the wooden ladder on the outside as well as on what to see on the inside as one can easily miss significant sections or objects as they are not marked as such.

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Holy Sepulchre
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 8, 2019

This was so beautiful and so much to see. Long lines in some areas, so leave plenty of time to enjoy this remarkable church.