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The Garden Tomb

  • 072-3290747
  • Conrad Schick St, Jerusalem

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More authentic place to experience Jesus' crucifixion & resurrection
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 4 days ago

The Garden Tomb is a beautiful place to visit - religious person or not - but as a religious person this place was my #1 favorite place I visited in all of Jerusalem. They have converted this long stretch of land into a beautiful garden. It is considered by the evangelical denominations to be...

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The Garden Tomb is a beautiful place to visit - religious person or not - but as a religious person this place was my #1 favorite place I visited in all of Jerusalem. They have converted this long stretch of land into a beautiful garden. It is considered by the evangelical denominations to be the site of the cross (at one end) and the tomb (at the other), but they emphasize that it is less about the accuracy of the location than its significance. The thing I most loved compared to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is that one can imagine the actual events in this place. The tomb may not have been Jesus' but it is from that era, so his tomb would've looked like it. They have an informative pamphlet that explains everything you need to know without being guided through the place by a person, so that you can have the spiritual experience that you want alone. It's not on many people's typical list of Jerusalem sites to see - but it SHOULD BE! You won't regret your visit.

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Very enjoyable!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 15, 2019

As opposed to where many say the tomb may be and a huge building is over it, this garden area is more like it would have been over 2,000 years ago. The docents were amazing, sharing lots of facts about how burials were done in those times. Our group had a sweet...

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As opposed to where many say the tomb may be and a huge building is over it, this garden area is more like it would have been over 2,000 years ago. The docents were amazing, sharing lots of facts about how burials were done in those times. Our group had a sweet time of fellowship and received communion in the gardens. It was a lovely visit, I surely won't forget. The gift shop is beautiful and really well stocked with lovely items (and I am not a shopper).

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A beautiful site, with a convincing argument for being the 'real' tomb
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 12, 2019

I enjoyed visiting the tomb. It's beautifully maintained by a charity, and the tour guides are very gracious. Worth visiting.