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Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives Road | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
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Located east of Jerusalem, this holy spot is associated with many events in Jesus’ life including ascending to Heaven (Chapel of Ascension) and teaching his disciples the Lord’s prayer (Pater Noster).
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  • Average5%
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“jewish cemetery” (90 reviews)
“old city” (540 reviews)
“dominus flevit” (48 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Mount of Olives Road | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 54-574-1511
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's hard to reach, but worth the hard road. You will get a chance of a panoramic view of the old city, along the impressive old city wall. then if you are not with a tour bus, you have to go down the road to...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This area is on the opposite side of the Old City to the Leonardo Hotel and gives a different perspective of the City. A very good view of the golden Dome of the Rock. But quite accessible if a bit steep in parts. Once again,...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wheel of the Mount of Olives is so special to our Christian Heritage it is clean and well-preserved don't miss the amount of Olive and that All Nations Church.

Thank Juliesopin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To really appreciate the Mount of Olives, I would recommend a good guide or a lot of reading before going. We started at the top of the Mount of Olives, where Jesus Christ apparently ascended, and stood at the Orthodox Cemetary that offers a beautiful...More

Thank YellowJello00
Reviewed 1 week ago

The site where Jesus prayed ... I could imagine Jesus going here before he was crucified. It was close enough to the Old City, but outside and away far enough ... we went to the Upper room from this location and had a great visit...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautifu! it's impressive that the over 200 year old olive trees are still around, all 8 of them! the premise though of the "dying Virgin" is hard for me to take being a Catholic and after visiting the House of Mary in Turkey

Thank PinoyWanderer66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked down the Mount of Olives. Amazing site to see and with the cemetery in front facing the walls of the Temple Mount.

Thank Brandis-Dandies
Reviewed 1 week ago

Standing on the Mount of Olives Road one can see the various cathedrals, basilicas, mosques & temples which consider Jerusalem the origin of all their various faiths. The life of kings, queens, prophets, saints & sinners take on a deeper meaning when viewed over the...More

Thank mcwheelsusdriver
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of this area has been used as a Jewish cemetery for a few thousand years. Most seems to be gravestone with the odd monumental structure for important individuals. To be honest, it's like going to a giant graveyard and unless you're on some kind...More

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standing on the Mt of Olives was amazing! The view of Jerusalem was also breathtaking! It is a must see for anyone in Jerusalem.

Thank Revwgreen
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Shawn H
27 October 2016|
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Response from Mukkanto | Reviewed this property |
No fee.
Irma M
8 August 2016|
Response from B_Shukti | Reviewed this property |
There's a bus from the Damascus Gate at the Sultan Soliman bus terminus which goes up to the Church of Ascension/Mount of Olives.
Bob and I are in our late 50's and will be visiting Jerusalem for the first time in late October/early November of this year. We both have always wanted to visit the Holy Land! We were hoping to be able to renew our marriage vows somewhere in or around close to Jerusalem (Mount of Olives, or elsewhere). Bob is Jewish and I am Catholic. This might be difficult given our mixed faith situation. We did not want to do this at Cana (many seem to want this location). We have been in contact with a Messianic Rabbi who will perform a ceremony for us. Since a Church or synagogue is out of the question in Jerusalem, we were wondering about having the ceremony in a public location. Is this possible, given our situation? There would only be the Rabbi, Bob and I, and two witnesses present. Are there Holy sites where this could take place without causing disruption or controversy? We would be grateful for any information or suggestions you may have! God Bless you for your help.
7 August 2016|
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Response from Gerry L | Reviewed this property |
Here's a suggestion: Contact the folks at The Garden Tomb and ask if it would be possible. It is a very serene peaceful location operated by a non profit group and may well be the location of Christ's burial. Look up... More