What do I need to say? This is the church that all Templar churches were based on. A hugely historic site that covers the site where Jesus was crucified, Jesus was laid out on a slab and the tomb of Jesus. The church is carved up between different – often conflicting – Christian denominations and it’s a scene of very active worship and veneration by people from all over the world.
The original Constantine era church (4th century AD) was demolished by a Muslim ruler then rebuilt by the Templars and crusaders. It’s an astonishing circular building and there’s an incredible atmosphere – I would honesty say the most wonderful place to visit in Jerusalem. I went back three times and here’s some photos to try and convey why.