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The Tomb of Virgin Mary

  • Mary’s Tomb, Jerusalem

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Beautiful place down into the earth.
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 2 days ago

The tomb of the Virgin Mary was, for a long time flooded. It is a Greek Orthodox Church honoring the Mother of God. As opposed to the Catholic tradition, which tells that the Virgin did not die, but went to sleep, the Orthodox depicts her passing as actually dying. It is steps from the...

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The tomb of the Virgin Mary was, for a long time flooded. It is a Greek Orthodox Church honoring the Mother of God. As opposed to the Catholic tradition, which tells that the Virgin did not die, but went to sleep, the Orthodox depicts her passing as actually dying. It is steps from the entrance to the Church of the Nations. Worth a visit.

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No photos allowed
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 5 days ago

A really interesting place, it is an orthodox church so its arrangement is full of stuff and very old, there is a lot to see inside but unfortunately they do not allow to take pictures. It is just befor the Gethsemani garden so is a perfect way to start or finish the visit to...

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A really interesting place, it is an orthodox church so its arrangement is full of stuff and very old, there is a lot to see inside but unfortunately they do not allow to take pictures. It is just befor the Gethsemani garden so is a perfect way to start or finish the visit to the Mount of Olives...

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Impressive Religious Site
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 8, 2019

One of the holiest sites in Christianity which contains the tomb of Mary, the mother of Christ. It’s an underground church reached by descending a flight of steps built by the Crusaders. The ceiling is filled with ornate lanterns which makes for an impressive sight. An aroma of incense fills the...

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One of the holiest sites in Christianity which contains the tomb of Mary, the mother of Christ. It’s an underground church reached by descending a flight of steps built by the Crusaders. The ceiling is filled with ornate lanterns which makes for an impressive sight. An aroma of incense fills the air. The site was destroyed by the Persians in 614, then rebuilt by the Crusaders in 1099, only to be destroyed again by Saladin in 1187, but the crypt was left largely unharmed. As all the religious sites are, it was crowded with tour groups when we arrived in the late morning.

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