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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Suq Khan e-Zeit and Christian Quarter Road. | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-627-3314
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Built in the fourth century over the site of a Roman Pagan temple, this is considered one of the world’s holiest shrines to Christians, preserving the most important moments of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suq Khan e-Zeit and Christian Quarter Road. | Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-627-3314
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Be prepared for the LONG queue.No washroom in sight.Take water. Equip yourself with patience.No bare shoulders and below knees attire for both male and female.No len pointing at altar or where Jesus was buried. While waiting marvel at the architecture of this fantastic building and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was out favorite part of the old city. The church is beautifully kept and the architectural design is amazing. We couldn't believe our eyes that we were where Jesus was buried. Special...special place and moment...

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went early, before the crowds, it was an amazing, humbling experience! Be sure to wear clothes that cover the shoulders and NO shorts for the good stuff. some things are OK in shorts. No head cover was asked for from our group.

Thank jcarter29072
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being of the Christian faith, it was very emotional to visit this place. But such a good feeling. There may be queues sometimes, but these tend to move quickly. If you are in Jerusalem, please ensure to visit.

Thank AlBahati
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to stand in line for nearly one hour for one of the attractions inside and 30 Minutes for the other. Although worth a visit if you have plenty of time and your legs can stand for a very long time, I would probably not...More

Thank Hugo W
Reviewed 1 week ago

See the Slab of Marble, where Jesus Lay...venerated with Prayers, Insence, and Precious oils, for 2k years. Take part in a Mass...or just observe and listen. Stations of the Cross on your own or with a group. Look at the archeological finds, or candles glow...giving...More

Thank annebeth2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is pretty cheesy, if it was a holy place, people have really ruined it. No need to ever visit here again. Spend your time at the Garden Tomb instead. That place is really hallowed ground in my opinion.

Thank aquamark762
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't come prepared. My cousin and I were able to wrap shawls around our legs as skirts so we could enter. My husband was allowed to enter in shorts, however he could not enter the tomb of Jesus in shorts. Just be prepared to...More

Thank stefcarroll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know for many that this it is place. I'm not so sure. Very dramatic but almost commercialized. I was half expecting them to be selling indulgences The ornaments and decorations were sure impressive. To see the wear on the steps that have been walked...More

Thank gobuffs1212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church was one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen, and not because of the overall architecture of the building itself, but because of it's inner complexity, it's division into chapels and spaces slotted to six different denominations adds a further sense...More

Thank Eva A
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9 February 2017|
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Response from beachski1007 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can stay in the church itself. There is plenty of accommodation around there although I suggest staying outside the old city.
Laura M
4 February 2017|
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Response from mafel973 | Reviewed this property |
It will be very crowded. check the sched of service or mass a day in advance to be sure of coming earier.
19 January 2017|
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Response from Billy R | Reviewed this property |
I would have the reasonable caution you would have in any city, but I didn't feel especially vulnerable in the old city either. Lots of people, lots of soldiers and police around. The Sepulchre is pretty popular itself, so... More