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“Spiritual place of great importance”

Church of the Holy Sepulchre
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 July 2014

A beautiful old church, unassuming in part, lavish and elaborate in part. Three sects share the time and space for their services. It is highly recommended to follow at least one service or stations of the cross. See the Golgotha, one of the possible tombs of Jesus, and the stone on which He was anointed. Watch the pilgrims and bustle with the rest of the tourists.

Thank jazzalto
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

It seems that here started the disputes, fights, hatred and divisions in the Christian world. Orthodox, Catholics, Copts, Assiryans, Ethiopians are only a part of the Christian parties that fight over this place. Here is, according to the Orthodox and Catholic church the place where Jesus Christ was crucifed, burried and resurrected. Here you can find the place that is called the "Center of Earth". Here is the place that you have to wait for in line for hours to be able to pray at the Saviour's grave.
Here is the place where you can see priests fighting and cursing, in the name of the same God who gave us the ten commandments and their deep meaning !!!!!! Here is the HOLIEST place on EARTH , from which the Crusader King emerged and marched over Jerusalem.

Thank Sarmisegetuza2013
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Locate in the 300s AD, this site has been venerated as the site of the crucifixion and resurrection. The church is very impressive, but the crowds are enormous.

Thank Kenneth D
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Walked through church (briefly with our tour group). Very sad to see people hugging pillars, bending down and kissing an idol and placing objects and kissing a stone. Very dark, creepy place was glad to get out of it as quickly as possible.

3  Thank DrJul
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

How can a person rate the church that houses the last five Stations of the Cross, as well as Jesus' tomb? I think it's impossible, but I will say this: Christian, Jew, Muslim,..., coming to Jerusalem and missing one of the holiest places in all Christianity would be a mistake.

Thank JonS1960
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