Christ's Tomb, Jerusalem

4.1
Religious Site · Historic Site
A major pilgrimage center for Christians all over the world, Christ's Tomb marks the site of Jesus' resurrection as revered by both Orthodox and Catholics. Two 1st-century tombs lie within a church built over the site, located in the Christian Quarter. Upon entering the edifice, you will see the Stone of Unction, a 6 x 2 m (19 x 6.5 ft) red marble slab on which Jesus' body is believed to have been prepared for burial, decorated with candles, lamps, and mosaic scenes depicting the process. Here, pilgrims kiss the stone or rub it with oil and then wipe it with a cloth. Managed by six different Christian groups through a complicated set of arrangements, the site attracts large number of tourists and pilgrims year-round. Arrange your visit to Christ's Tomb and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem trip itinerary builder tool.
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  • We stopped by the church three times, but continued our visit of the old city as the crowds were huge and the yard in front of the church was full of tourists waiting for the chance to visit it. It...  more »
  • I must admit I had mixed feelings. On one hand, it was awesome to know that this was where Christ was buried. On the other hand, it was difficult to connect the very ornated grave church with a...  more »

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