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al-eizariya historical sites

The name of this big, busy town, Al-Eizariya, comes from the legendary Lazarus, whose grave is here, under a church. Jesus is credited with bringing Lazarus back to life four days after his death at this location, which at the time was known as Bethany. Despite being blocked off from Jerusalem by the separation barrier, the tomb is today a well-known destination for pilgrimages.

A number of gift stores have recently opened up along the tomb’s stone stairs and pedestrianized side street, capitalizing on the area’s popularity as a tourist magnet. The nearby mosque is likewise a wonderful sight to behold, and the Lazarus church has been exquisitely rebuilt.


The town of Al-Eizariya itself is bustling with activity as vehicles and people zoom up and down its main street, which is lined with hundreds of stores. There is a certain amount of respect between the two sides because this is one of the few locations where Israeli settlers are permitted to visit and purchase. Additionally, Al-Eizariya is about 3 miles from Jerusalem.

What to do

Al-entrance Eizariya’s is flanked with businesses and buzzing with activity, which is a sure sign that the town is developing and growing. The Lazarus Tomb is the main, must-see tourist attraction. It is accessed through a gloomy, soggy stone staircase. It’s surrounded by a wonderfully renovated pedestrian area called Bethany, which is a wonderful spot to explore.

Along the stone stairs, there are several gift stores selling crafts, apparel, handbags, jewelry, postcards, and other mementos. Another breathtakingly lovely location to see is the current catholic church that was constructed atop the tomb. Another Greek Orthodox church in Al-Eizariya has a convent inside of it, however as of 2015, tourists are not allowed to enter.

Church of St. Lazarus

It’s a church in Larnaca, Cyprus, from the late ninth century. It is a property of the autonomous Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus.

Lazarus of Bethany, who is the subject of a miracle described in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus raises him from the dead, is the New Testament character for whom the Church of Saint Lazarus is named. Eastern Orthodox legend holds that Lazarus traveled to Cyprus after being compelled to leave Judea due to rumors of assassination plots at some point following the Resurrection of Jesus. Paul the Apostle and Barnabas chose him to serve as the first Bishop of Kition there (now Larnaca). He is claimed to have lived for another thirty years after that and was buried there once again after passing away.

Garden of Gethsemane

According to the four New Testament Gospels, Jesus suffered the anguish in the garden and was captured there before he was crucified. It is a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. It has a significant significance for Christians. On church land, there are a number of little olive groves that are all close to one another and symbolic of Gethsemane in the Bible.

Jesus is reputed to have loved to pray and reflect in this lovely garden, which was beyond the walls of Jerusalem, among a grove of olive trees.

Salman al-Farisi Mausoleum and Mosque

One of the Prophet’s most well-known companions is Salman al Farsi (pbuh). This location is his Maqam even though it is not his grave and is where he is believed to have spent a large amount of time. This is a really important destination to visit because he is related to most sufi orders worldwide. The Church of the Ascension and Rabia Al Basri’s maqam are also nearby.

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