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Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Entering the Christian quarter of the old city of Jerusalem, the Basilica Of The Holy Sepulcher is the said place of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ. While this is a highly debated fact (as some claim the true actual burial site is the Garden Tomb, situated in Jerusalem too), the significance of this place cannot be disregarded. Nor can it's beauty. Built in a Romanesque and Baroque architecture style, this church is an important pilgrimage destination for the Christians since the 4th century. There is a rock cut tomb inside the church, which was initially left open, but is now protected by a small structure. While the church is pretty modest, and would be quite plain in comparison to the exquisite churches of Europe, the faith and prayers are what make it serene and holy. There are more candles than you can count. Even if you don't belong to that faith, the tranquility and beauty of the place is not to be missed. Not to mention it introduces you to an integral part of Christianity.
Mount of Olives
If there is one city in the world that you have to see as a whole, it is Jerusalem. While you are on the ground, going from one quarter to another, it may seem like you are in different cities at one time. No two areas of Jerusalem look the same. The Mount of Olives, the highest point of the city is where you will see Jerusalem as a whole, as one city. It almost feels like a puzzle with different aspects joining together, and the view will help you respect the rich diversity of the place. The mountain is adjacent to the old city and is named after Olive groves, that once covered the area. The mountain also has a 3000 year old Jewish Cemetery and is of much significance to the Christians as many of Jesus' life events mention this place, including his ascension to Heaven.
We reached Jerusalem at 15:00 hours. Jerusalem is known as a holy city in the world. It is the birthplace of three different religions (Judaism, Islam, Christianity) in the world. Jerusalem has been sacred to Judaism for roughly 3000 years, to Christianity for around 2000 years, and to Islam for approximately 1400 years. The 2000 Statistical Yearbook of Jerusalem lists 1204 synagogues, 158 churches, and 73 mosques within the city. Israel is ancient yet among the most developed country in the world.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Jerusalem is from May to October