Christ's Tomb, Jerusalem

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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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  • For Christians this is one of the most important places one can visit, and I daren't give it a lower rating because of people's behaviour, because as a pilgrimage site it is important and very good to...  more »
  • Although many Christians believe this is where Jesus was buried, there is another held belief that Jesus was simply prepared for burial here before being taken to the tomb. Still, it is worth visiting...  more »
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