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Garden Tomb
Old City Jerusalem

The Garden Tomb is located in the Old City outside Jerusalem walls and near the Damascus Gate. The tomb was discovered in 1867 and since then believed to be the site of burial and resurrection of Jesus. It is located near a rock also called Skull Hill and believed by Christians to be the Golgotha.


Garden Tomb a top Sacred Place in Old Jerusalem

Garden Tomb a top Sacred Place in Old Jerusalem

The Best Tour Site in Israel

It was lately called that adjective by the Israeli Tour Guide’s Association. It is really a beautiful and peaceful place where to seat relax and worship.

It matches most of the accounts of the Gospels as to several things that were there the night Jesus died on the cross. Nobody claims it to be the exact place and to some Christians is not where he died but the Why he died.

Garden Tomb also known as Gordon's Calvary

This site also known as Gordon's Calvary

Also known as Gordon’s Calvary

When visiting Jerusalem in 1883, General Charles Gordon identified the rock and calculated that this is the Place of the Skull also known as Golgotha. That is why it is called today Gordon’s Calvary.

The Garden-Tomb Association never claimed that this is actually the place of Jesus’ burial, but many tour guides and experts in the matter claim that the place is the “place” and many other details like the Cistern on top and besides that the proof of many Christian worshiping the place for centuries.

At the entrance of the Garden Tomb

At the entrance of the Garden

Authenticity of the places

Every visitor should read a brief history of the place before actually visiting it and understand why many have declared this site to be the actual site of the Tomb.

One of the important points is its location. The books mention that the burial was outside the city walls, the garden is as opposed to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which inside the city walls. The New Testament also makes claims to this place as the actual tomb.

Garden Tomb

Visiting the Garden Tomb

Visiting the Garden Tomb

The garden is well organized with places to sit, restrooms, and drinking water. There is also a gift shop with souvenirs catering to the tourists.

Directions: From Damascus Gated of Old Jerusalem, cross the main street and walk up Nablus Road and get to Conrad Schick Streets, where the Garden Tom is located.

Open for tours and worship services

  • Conrad Schick St., Jerusalem


  • Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm 

Telephone 02-539-8100

For more information visit Israel Tourism Website

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