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Church of the Resurrection of Christ, Israel

From series “The Most Astonishing Orthodox Churches”
Year: 325.

In Jerusalem has placed the greatest Orthodox Church of the world meaning – Church of the Resurrection of Christ. Mostly known as Church of the Holy Sepulcher. This cathedral was established in 325 year. The place where it is now is a precise place of the Christ crucifixion and burial. Helen, the mother of the Emperor Konstantin the Great, has decided to build the cathedral there. She has adopted Christianity several years before the death. Earlier at this place was a large cathedral devoted to Venice goddess.

Church of the Resurrection of Christ, Israel According to the historical data, when Helen came to the underground of the cathedral, she found a cave where Jesus Christ was buried. Also, there was a cross where Jesus was crucified. The oldest world cathedral has quite a complex history. Many times it was destroyed and rebuilt. The last huge restoration was in 1810. Since that time the church didn’t drastically change. There were saved a lot of outstanding elements of the old decoration. But the main value has the Christian relics.

The Anointing Stone and a small cave with the Holy Sepulcher. Every year the Holy Saturday ceremony of the Holy Fire led by the Greek Orthodox Patriarch. Today the main Christian cathedral is a complex religious place that includes several chapels and monasteries. It is important to mention that the cathedral is oriented on three main religion confessions. That’s why its territory is strictly divided. Next - Basilica de Salta

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ATM bankomat: 'כספומט מזרחי טפחות' located in 0.39 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Sixt car rental' is located in 0.46 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'פז המלך דוד' in 0.77 km
Supermarket: 'Marmash Grocery' in 0.2 km
Parking: 'Karta Parking' in 0.37 km
Apotheek: 'Dar Dawa Pharmacy' in 0.57 km
Police station: 'Jerusalem Regional Police Headquarters' in 0.8 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Panoramic Golden City' in 0.06 km
Railway station: 'Jerusalem Malha' in 5.19 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Ben Gurion Airport TLV - in 42 km
 »  Mendez Airport MZD - in 52 km
 »  Sde Dov Airport SDV - in 56 km
 »  Queen Alia Airport AMM - in 72 km
 »  Marka International Airport ADJ - in 75 km
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New Imperial Hotel

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All rooms come with a flat-satellite screen TV and a balcony. Complete with a refrigerator, the dining area also has an electric kettle. Private … More: photo, rates and booking
Shamai Suites Jerusalem

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Rabin Youth Hostel & Guest House

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Royal Jerusalem

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All rooms feature cable TV, air-conditioning, phone and a mini fridge. En-suite bathrooms provide free toiletries and a bath or shower. Full Israeli … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Church of the Resurrection of Christ - Jerusalem

Not far from the Old Town is the shopping gallery Mamilla, where you can enjoy shopping and have a great rest. Here, you can find clothing shops for every taste. There are shops with cosmetics and perfumery and several jewelry stores. After shopping, visitors can visit one of the local restaurants or go to the cinema right the shopping gallery.
The largest shopping center in Jerusalem is called Malha. You can walk around the complex with interest and comfort in any weather. It is perfect for a family visit. Numerous playgrounds and attractions are equipped here for children. In total, there are over a hundred stores in the center, among which are clothing pavilions of famous world brands, cosmetics shops, pavilions with clothes and goods for children. There's a lot of entertainment for adults, as well. They can relax in a cafe, play bowling or go to the cinema.

Anyone who wants to bring luxury jewelry from Jerusalem should visit Ophir store. It is a real historical sight of the city that has been operating for more than 50 years. In this store, you can choose fabulous jewelry in classic Middle Eastern style and more original Art Deco items. Almost all the presented goods are made by its owner, one of the best jewelers of Jerusalem and Israel, as a whole.
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