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  • Address: Between Suq Khan e-Zeit and Christian Quarter Rd, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Hours: Open daily from 5am - 8pm in the summer (April to September) and from 5am - 7pm from October to March.

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Set within the Christian Quarter of the old walled city of Jerusalem – which it itself the larger World Heritage Site -- this church is considered by many Christians to be the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection. A popular stop on the pilgrimage trail since the 4th century, the church itself is now the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Commissioned between 325-6 by Emperor Constantine I, and his mother, Saint Helena, the church was built on the former site of a temple dedicated to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and war; initial excavations for this construction, according to Helena, revealed the Holy Sepulchre, or the tomb of Jesus.

During a Muslim uprising in 1009, the church was razed to the ground, an act that provoked Europe to begin the Crusades. It was eventually rebuilt via collaboration between the Muslims and Byzantines, and additions were later made by Crusaders, Franciscan monks, Greek Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic elders. Fire damaged the church’s dome and other features in 1808, and archeological excavations throughout the 1970s revealed that the church’s site had, even before the temple of Aphrodite, been a limestone quarry.

The main features of the church include a stairway that climbs to the Golgotha, or rumored site of Jesus’ crucifixion; a rotunda containing the Holy Sepulchre; and the Greek Orthodox catholicon, the church’s main altar.

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Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, null
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Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv

4.5 star rating: Recommended 240 Reviews

Experience the ancient religious force of Old Jerusalem on this full-day tour from Tel Aviv. Travel by coach to the 3,000-year-old city to view its hallowed ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Day Trips
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from atop of Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City and the Judean desert. Continue to visit Mount Zion where ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.00
Full-Day Trip of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, City Tours
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Full-Day Trip of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

4 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

A one day trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv, Hertzelia, Natanya, or Jerusalem. Tour the Old City, the Wailing Wall, the Church of the Holy ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.00
Jerusalem Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall, Tel Aviv, Day Trips
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Jerusalem Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall

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Get inspired by Jerusalem and combine ancient history with spiritual sanctity in this half-day tour from Tel Aviv.  Discover the quarters of the Old City by ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00
Jerusalem Daily Half Day Tour from Herzliya, Herzliya, Day Trips
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Jerusalem Daily Half Day Tour from Herzliya

3 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Jerusalem daily tour for half day in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a city that promises a religious and spiritual experience, excitement and pleasure, interesting ...  Read more

Location: Herzliya, Israel
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Jerusalem Dead Sea and Bethlehem in One Day, Sharm el Sheikh, Half-day Tours
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Jerusalem Dead Sea and Bethlehem in One Day

Experience the remarkable culture, religion and history of Israel on this one day trip from Dahab. Take in the panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Mount of ...  Read more

Location: Dahab, Egypt
Duration: 1 day 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.00
Day Trip to Jerusalem from Eilat, Eilat, Cultural Tours
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Day Trip to Jerusalem from Eilat

Take a day tour from Eilat to Jerusalem. Tour the holiest city of the 3 major religions in the world. See the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, ...  Read more

Location: Eilat, Israel
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $688.00
Private Day Trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Amman, Amman, Day Trips
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Private Day Trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Amman

On this 12-hour tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem you will visit the Chapel of Dominus Flevit, Church of All Nations where Christ prayed on the night of his ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $243.75
Tel Aviv Super Saver: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Tour plus In the Footsteps of Jesus Day Tour, Tel ... 
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Tel Aviv Super Saver: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Tour plus In the Footsteps of Jesus Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Experience Jerusalem’s and Bethlehem’s holiest sites, and retrace Jesus’ steps, on a Super Saver from Tel Aviv that combines two popular, Christian-oriented ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $192.60
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Tel Aviv Super Saver: Old and New Jerusalem Day Tour plus City of David and Underground Jerusalem ... 
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Tel Aviv Super Saver: Old and New Jerusalem Day Tour plus City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Experience the highlights of Old and New Jerusalem, and the ancient City of David, on a Super Saver that combines two Jewish-oriented full-day tours from Tel ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $173.70
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