The Garden Tomb

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The Garden Tomb
© Asaf Bareket

Time Out says

Escape the hustle and bustle to this center for peaceful worship.

Believed to be the Sepulchre of Joseph of Arimathea, a possible site for the resurrection of Jesus and bordering what some scholars claim to be Golgotha, this site is probably the quietest on the list, and the opposite to the hustle and bustle of the Old City. Used as a center of peaceful worship and reflection, visitors can sit calmly and imagine the accounts of the four gospels taking place here. An additional feature not to be missed out on is The Garden Tomb’s very own tour guides, renowned for their exceptional and imaginative storytelling. Tours and Christian services are available every Monday to Saturday from 8:30 to 17:30. To add to its uniqueness, the Israeli Tour Guides Association recently voted The Garden Tomb the best tour site in Israel. However, be wary, as due to the garden’s sheer popularity, groups are advised to book their tours pretty far in advance. So other than that, relax your mind and let your guide take you back to the New Testament and the heart of Christianity.

The Garden Tomb is one of the possible sites for Jesus’ burial and resurrection, located within Jerusalem. While its authenticity is questioned by archaeologists, many others believe it to be Jesus’ true resting place. Because of this, it has become a popular site for Christians to come pray and pay respects, and for history and religion lovers alike to visit. As it is a very popular site, tours must be booked in advance, however, self-guided tour booklets are also available for guests. A gift shop at the site allows visitors to take a memory of the spot home. 


Conrad Schick St
Free, donations accepted
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat 08:30-12:00, 14:00-17:30 for tours and worship services
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