Garden Tomb, Jerusalem

Garden Tomb, Jerusalem (must see)

This archaeological site in a landscape setting, outside but within view of the city walls, is particularly popular with Protestants, who see it as a more authentic form of sacred space than the traditional Church of the Holy Sepulchre inside the city. The Anglican staff running the place make no dogmatic claims that it is the actual tomb of Jesus' resurrection; however, because it fits so well with the text of the Gospels, it remains to many an intriguing possibility and, more importantly, a visual reminder that "He is not here, for He is Risen"!

Regardless of faith, the Garden Tomb is 'felt' by many as the most peaceful spot in Jerusalem, bringing a very welcome contrast to the noise of a very lively city. At the end of your visit, you will have at least seen a tomb that is at least similar to that of Jesus, and you will have heard a beautiful testimony of the saving power of the empty tomb. You will have experienced a lovely communion of believers from so many different countries singing in their native languages. If you are a Christian, you will be truly moved; if you are a skeptic, you might be impressed, too.

Tip:
Email in advance if you'd like a guided tour. It takes around 20 mins and the rest of the time is yours to reflect, read, take pictures...

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am–7pm; Sat: 8am–6pm; free access

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Garden Tomb on Map

Sight Name: Garden Tomb
Sight Location: Jerusalem, Israel (See walking tours in Jerusalem)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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