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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 yesterday via mobile

Amazing history and faith. The colors of the church make the experience almost like a dream, the prayers going up to the heavens and twinkle of the glass makes you feel welcomed and comfortable.

Thank 1shermansway
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the end of Via Dolorosa and of course a must visit. You can see ppl praying and kissing the location and it's very touching. The problem is that it needs better management. While waiting to enter the tomb of Jesus, instead of a...More

Thank kundanielj
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is clearly an incredibly important religious historical site and even as an atheist I found it fascinating. However, its worth having a guide book or reading up beforehand because there is no information inside at all to guide you on what each part of...More

Thank Speedbird747
Reviewed 2 days ago

Historically and biblically very important. Safe and easy walk thru the market place to arrive there. Modest dress required - shoulders and knees need to be covered. Early or late visit best due to popularity and groups visiting. Audio or tour guide needed to explain...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very historical place. Inside of the church, there is a place that people believe it is the crusification place of Jesus Christ! Very holy place for Christians. Even our guide said that people are saved money in their entire life on order to afford to...More

Thank Elshan M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Didn't like visiting this church. It felt heavy and kind of dark. It was under major renovations and had scaffolding everywhere inside. It took us over an hour waiting in line to see where Jesus was born and I can't help but wonder if it...More

Thank PacificJewell
Reviewed 6 days ago

End of the Via Doloraosa and heart of Christianity. Because of the many tourist and pilgrims inside the religious experience gets lost but still a location a Christian cannot afford to miss.

Thank Jerôme AB Effen... S
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the must see sites of Jerusalem, but not always an easy place to be. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre captures the sense of the holy at the heart of the christian faith, but also the divides and tensions between the different denominations...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing history but be prepared for a long wait if you wish to enter the tomb of the Holy Sepulchre. But plenty of other historical and religious icons to fill a couple of hours. Photos alowed everywhere except in the tomb.

Thank CAPerth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always crowded and the lines for the tomb are really too long. But this is a holy place with its history and some picante stories like for example the story of the ladder in the first floor window, the way the place is divided among...More

Thank Eitan K
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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
5 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