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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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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

personally, I am not fond of hot, sweat and stickiness, especially when I am miles away from a shower, on my last water, and already been walking half a day. Great trip when weather overcust and there is a breeze. There is also a walk...More

Thank Anuyta
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing scenic place. Went by car and didn't walk around much , but enough to see the beauty of the place

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked up the hill to the mount of olives, but I think it`s not for everybody, I would suggest a taxi to go up, it was very hot and going up is quite heavy. On the way up we stopped at couple of churches...More

Thank Ciccio777
Reviewed 4 days ago

Take a taxi to the top of the Mount of Olives to see this amazing view and then walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane passing many churches on the way. Its an astonishing view to look back at the old city in Jerusalem. Good...More

Thank Juwit57
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed in the Old City and walked through the Lion's Gate and walked up to the Mount of Olives. It's up slope but doable in about 20 mins. We went to the Mount of Olives twice. Once for the footsteps of Jesus tour and...More

Thank familypea
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This by far was my favorite historical site. It is in a high elevation that looks over the city of Jerusalem. It is a difficult uphill walk to the mount. Unless you are fit, you may want to take a taxi or tour bus to...More

Thank angie O
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spectacular view on Jerusalem! I was there during sunset and recommend it not only for pairs but anybody. You can meet there various people - praying, relaxing, exploring. The history and mysticism can be smelt in the air. Try and see.

Thank KristyKrajcikova
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is incredible to think that we can walk in the footsteps of Jesus - more or less. to know that he was in this area and the incredible things that happened here.

Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This view from Mt Olive offers the best orientation of the walled city and beyond.With the Golden Dome and the wailing wall offer excellent photo opportunity.Be prepared to share these views with hundreds and vendors trying to offer you bargains.In addition take care with the...More

Thank Alice O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you would like to have a breath taking view of old city of Jerusalem this is the place for you. Try to come at sun set I will assure you that you will never forget it. Easy to get, lot of parking space

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Shawn H
26 October 2016|
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Response from Mukkanto | Reviewed this property |
No fee.
Irma M
7 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.
6 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