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“A Spirtual Place”
Review of The Garden Tomb

The Garden Tomb
Ranked #13 of 318 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located north of the Old City’s Damascus Gate, this Christian holy site is a perfect place for prayer and contemplation.
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This is a very moving and peaceful place. A time to stop and contemplate the life and death of Jesus. It can get crowded at times but somehow you tune that out and thank God for the opportunity to visit this place.

Thank Charles S
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Entry to the gardens is free.

Tour the locations where it is thought that jesus was crucified and enter the tomb where it is thought Jesus was laid to rest.

Words cannot explain the emotion that many feel during this visit.

1  Thank NeilC2607
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

I like gardens and I found this one very pleasant. Is this the place of Jesus's tomb? It would be nice to think so. It is quite crowded but not unbearably so. You may find quite a number of people queueing to see the tomb itself but if you leave it until shortly before they close, the crowds clear and it becomes quite peaceful

1  Thank Adam181
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

It doesn't matter what faith you are from. This place is simply surreal and calm away from the lively and loud atmosphere of the Old City. Some find it easier to commemorate Jesus Christ's burial and resurrection here than in the Holy Sepulcher (where it is loud and crowded). The site is filled with little spaces to disappear and enjoy silence and gardens. Very powerful place, even if it may not be the site where Christ was resurrected, it has an incredible spirit about it and is a must see for Christians and any other faith looking for a break from the chaos.

1  Thank Samuel E
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The garden tomb is a very special place to spend time to reflect on the life and death an resurrection of Jesus. In comparison to other claiming to be the burial, this one seems more authentic to me. It is a great spot to unwind from schedules, tours and business.
The place has a peaceful atmosphere. People tend to pray, sing, have communion and not just rushing behind the tour guides.
As a difference there is no fee for entry, and staff are helpful and respectful.
The one thing that could be helpful is a better signage from the main road.

Thank Olga D
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