Religious Sites in Jerusalem

Religious Sites in Jerusalem, Israel

Religious Sites in Jerusalem

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  • Gabriel A
    Ploiesti, Romania4,919 contributions
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    The Western Wall, also known as the Wall of Crying, gathers the Jewish faithful, who pray and submit their grievances in the wall's crevices.
    This wall was at the base of Solomon's Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans during the Jewish rebellion.
    On the platform of the destroyed Temple, the Muslims built two important mosques: the one of the rock and the one of Al Aksa, so that it is impossible to restore the holy Temple, which is a cause of regret for the Israeli people.
    This monument is a "must", being a landmark of Jerusalem.
    Written April 27, 2024
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  • Sally
    Edgware, UK10 contributions
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    A visit to Jerusalem is like no other in that it is a truly religious city for many different people. The city itself is undergoing enormous regeneration and the buildings are very well designed. The bus service is like no other and can take you all over the country at very cheap prices. The light rail runs through the centre of town and the new Main line station, Navon has to be experienced. The trains are new, modern and very clean and access is down five escalators. The journey to Tel Aviv is partly underground which is a pity as it is not possible to see all the land which is wonderful.
    Written August 27, 2023
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Amazing archaeological excavations of Jewish life here 2000 years ago, in the time of Jesus- new discoveries all the time
    * An essential experience for all tourists to Jerusalem
    * Choice of more than one tour path
    * Exciting adventure of walking and exploring in dark sometimes damp labyrinthine passageways
    * Stand at the hidden holiest part of the holy Western Wall
    * Regular tours in English
    * Extremely reasonably prices at 25NIS per adult

    CONS
    * It is always crowded and darkened- one can get lost
    * Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance
    * One needs fair agility to traverse the place, and no anxiety about crowded enclosed places to walk through
    * Only accessible as part of an organized impromptu tour and it can be hard to hear the speaker/lecturer tour guide because of the number of people in the group, your distance from the speaker, the sound acoustics in the tunnel and maybe other nearby competing tour groups.

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... as an activity for two teenagers. I had done it at least twice 10-15 years ago and i had entered the start of the massive excavations 45+ years ago too.

    After registering on line and then being officially registered on site, we received an identity band and joined our tour guide.

    The place was quite crowded- there were multiple competing tour groups going in different directions in the underground passageways.

    I very much enjoyed our tour to the Great Bridge. i especially enjoyed and marveled and was thrilled at being so close to the hidden Western Wall with its smooth perfectly preserved stones, and also seeing the preserved remnants of the bridge as well as the intact theatre area. My group enjoyed it too.

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    Of course

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
    Of course- I would then do one of the other tours

    ADVICES
    * Be sure to go- be sure to register and pay online
    * Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time- know where the main entrance is (to the left of the Western Wall plaza as you stand facing it)- directly behind the many water sinks on the men's side
    * Be prepared to enter a crowded darkened underground subterranean tunnels- watch your step- not dangerous but probably not for people with limited mobility
    * Be prepared to learn of the Jewish history and presence here for well over 2000 years, and to see it
    * Be sure to be able to hear your tour guide, and not get distracted by other groups, and to not get separated from the group and then lose your way during your adventure

    FULL DISCLOSURE
    "I visited this place" with the intention and plan to write a thorough complete and "helpful" review and I have attached and submitted many "helpful" photos (which reflect the limited and artificial lighting). If these did "help" you, please indicate that by tikking the "thumbs up" 👍 symbol. Thanks
    Written January 14, 2024
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,401 contributions
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    The Garden Tomb is believed to be the site of the burial of Jesus. The location is related to Jerusalem. The site of the Garden Tomb is supported by evangelical Christians, and Mormons. Orthodox Christians support the Holy Sepulcher as the site of Christ's. resurrection. The Garden Tomb is interesting.
    Written February 15, 2024
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  • Gabriel A
    Ploiesti, Romania4,919 contributions
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    Church of All Nations, known and as Basilica of the Agony is situated on the Mount of Olives, near Gethsemane Garden in East Jerusalem.
    In this church is located the rock on which Jesus Christ prayed in his last days of life.
    It's a large and monumental church.
    It's very important landmark of Jerusalem, visited by the faithful pilgrims who arrived here.
    Written April 26, 2024
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,401 contributions
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    The Temple Mount adjoins the Old City of Jerusalem. It is sacred to Muslims, Jews and Christians. The Temple Mount is a plateau. The Al Aksa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam. The Dome of the Rock is quite fascinating, it is said that Mohamad rode his magic horse Barak to heaven, where he conversed with the Prophets. You can see Barak's hoof print. Orthodox Jews often pray on the Temple Mount, which is the site of the ancient Temple. By the way, if you want to enter the Temple Mount, it's best to make arrangements in advance.
    Written October 9, 2023
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  • Aqusite
    California1,556 contributions
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    The Church itself isn't what I am reviewing. It was crowded and filled with people trying to climb over each other to reach something in the basement. Instead, I am reviewing the grounds that lead to Bethesda behind it, which are beautifully landscaped and extremely peaceful. I sat here for some time after a lot of walking and it was serene and shaded with ancient excavations. Very enjoyable.
    Written July 1, 2023
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  • rafaelrabello
    Campinas, SP182 contributions
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    Amazing feeling being there.

    We were there on a Sunday: mass started 6am and ended 7am.
    The tomb opened right after the mass at 7am. People following the mass were the first to enter.

    Absolutely no lines at this time. Me and my wife could enter there twice with a 2min. maximum line.

    So the recommendation is to arrive early in the morning. Tomb opening time on Sunday: 7am. Mess start on Sunday: 6am.
    Written June 28, 2023
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  • Percival F
    Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
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    A Heartfelt Tribute to the Warmth of Palestine

    In a world often overshadowed by conflicts and divisions, there exists a land where the warmth of hospitality transcends boundaries and prejudices. Palestine, a land steeped in history and resilience, is home to some of the most welcoming and friendly people one could ever hope to encounter.

    My journey through Palestine was not just a mere exploration of its ancient landmarks and breathtaking landscapes; it was an immersion into a culture defined by its unwavering hospitality and kindness. From the bustling streets of Ramallah to the serene alleys of Bethlehem, every encounter with the Palestinian people left an indelible mark on my heart.

    The warmth with which I was welcomed into homes, the generosity displayed by strangers offering me tea and sweets, and the genuine curiosity to share their stories were experiences that touched me deeply. Despite the hardships they face, Palestinians exude a remarkable resilience and an enduring spirit that is truly inspiring.

    Beyond their legendary hospitality, the Palestinian people carry with them a fervent hope for a future of freedom and dignity. Their unwavering determination to reclaim their rights and establish a sovereign state of Palestine is both admirable and deserving of support from the global community.

    As I bid farewell to Palestine, my heart is filled with gratitude for the unforgettable moments shared with its people. I am reminded that amidst the political turmoil and adversity, it is the human connection that transcends all barriers.

    To the friendly and resilient people of Palestine, I extend my sincerest wishes for a future where your land is free, your rights are recognized, and your hospitality continues to shine as a beacon of hope for the world. May Palestine one day stand as a testament to the triumph of peace and justice.

    In the words of the great Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, "On this earth what makes life worth living: the small hopes that endure, the fringes of trees, the sunken blue of the sky: the light emanating from my people's hands." May that light guide Palestine to a future of freedom and prosperity.
    Written March 23, 2024
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,401 contributions
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    The Dome of the Rock is a mosque situated on the Temple Mount. The Dome of the Rock is a remarkable shrine. Although it has many features, the most prominent being the Rock where Muslims believe that Abraham was told to sacrifice his son, Ishmael here. If you want to enter the Dome of the Rock, please make arrangements in advance.
    Written October 10, 2023
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  • SmartTraveler
    Muar, Malaysia865 contributions
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    Our guide brought us to this interesting site in Jerusalem. We walked through a steep car park towards a church. It has a Byzantine dome clustered with marble columns and large arch-shaped windows. It was built near the House of High Priest Caiaphas who judged Jesus.

    The Church of St Peter Gallicantu commemorates the triple denial of Peter to Jesus, his repentance, and their reconciliation. It was built over a ruin in 457 CE. The French Assumptionists rebuild it in 1931CE. Inside are displays of the Cockcrow, the Woman, and the Roman soldier. It was inscribed "Woman, I know him not"!  The Byzantine interior has mosaics inlaid and renaissance paintings, Gallincantu,  in Latin, means the Rooster Crows.

    Underneath the church is a dungeon jailroom and a visible manhole at above. It was used to rope down Jesus  into the dungeon cell, before the cruxification.
    Written March 5, 2023
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  • Sandy E
    Rochester, NY80 contributions
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    The Hurva Synagogue is a tribute to Jewish and Israeli resilience. It was rebuilt in 2010 after the destruction of the original synagogue. There is a beautiful lookout from the roof with great view of Jerusalem. Well worth a visit!
    Written June 14, 2023
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  • Laura R
    Guttenberg, NJ300 contributions
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    This is a mostly finished church with a small interior. The attractions are the plaques around the Church that are the Our Father written in many different languages-some languages that are almost extinct. they are beautifully crafted. There is also a small garden.
    Written July 1, 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,401 contributions
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    The Abbey of the Dormition is a Benedictine church that commemorates the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary was assumed body and soul into Heaven after her death. "Assumption" is similar to "Dormition." The Abbey of the Dormition is impressive, it is near Mount Zion, the West Gate of the Old City.
    Written November 2, 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,401 contributions
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    The Armenian Church is an ancient Church. Armenia was the first national Christian Church. The Armenian Quarter is in the south-west section of the Old City of Jerusalem; it's the smallest and the oldest quarter of the Walled City. Most convenient entry is through the Jaffa and Zion Gates. There are many ancient remnants from times gone by. The Armenian section rewards a tour of this ancient tradition.
    Written November 10, 2023
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