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  • Address: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel

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Mary's Tomb Tours

At the base of the Mount of Olives lies the site believed by Eastern Christians to be the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. Her tomb there, embedded in rock, commemorates Mary’s Assumption and ascension into heaven. Following a dark, winding staircase down to the burial site, the walls are decorated with historic art depicting Mary, the mother of Jesus. In the crypt itself, hanging lamps and burning candles and incense create a low lit, peaceful atmosphere.

Tradition states that her body was received on the third day following her death, leaving her tomb empty. Traditions following her death here are said to taken place since the 2nd and 3rd centuries. The church that sits above is believed to have been built around the time of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, making it one of the oldest near-complete religious buildings in Jerusalem.

Practical Info

The tomb is open Monday to Saturday from 6 am to noon and from 2:30 to 5 pm. The closest gate from the Old City of Jerusalem is Lion’s Gate. 

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Full Day Jerusalem Tour: In Jesus' Steps, Jerusalem, null
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Full Day Jerusalem Tour: In Jesus' Steps

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Walk in Jesus' steps on this tour. In this tour your will visit many significant places that are mentioned in the Bible.

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $475.00
Christian Jerusalem Small Group Tour, Jerusalem, Day Trips
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Christian Jerusalem Small Group Tour

This small group tour will take you to the most important and popular Christian sites of Jerusalem. You will attend Olive Mount, Gethsemane Garden, Zion ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.00
Christmas Eve in Israel: Jerusalem Sightseeing Tour with Dinner and Midnight Mass Viewing in ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Christmas Eve in Israel: Jerusalem Sightseeing Tour with Dinner and Midnight Mass Viewing in Bethlehem

See popular sites of the Holy Land on this full-day Christmas Eve tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem! Visit revered Christian basilicas like the Church of the ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.00

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