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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).
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Mount of Olives Road | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 52-233-3837
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 June 2015

I got a taxi up to the Mount of Olives Observation Point (outside the 7 arches hotel) - and then walked back into the city. Its a bit of a trek, but it is beautiful and there are plenty of things to see on the...More

8  Thank kama0529
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

The Mount of Olives is 80% covered by densely packed Jewish graves. However there are also some churches and gardens and at the top a viewpoint with some camels - for the photo opportunity! The view is great - it the classic postcard view of...More

2  Thank Neil R
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are in Jerusalem then you should give a visit to the mount of olives to look at the holy Jerusalem from different angel

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well we saw no olives or many olive trees. However, what an incredible view of the Temple Mount, the old city and overlooking a vast cemetary.

Thank Miotoni
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Mount of Olives is clearly talked about many times in the Bible, you can actual walk where the Lord himself walked. See the trees that date from the time of Christ and realize that he may very well have enjoyed looking or resting under...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very crowded place. The view is special from here. Knowing you are walking in an old but well traveled place is exciting and sobering. There are small alcove you can find to view and contemplate your surroundings.

Thank TataandPapa
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although the view from the Church of Dominus Flevit is equally impressive and even if getting here particularly just before sunset can be difficult due to heavy traffic if you are out of the area, this is the place, a little crowded most of the...More

Thank Roberto J
Reviewed 3 days ago

These are many sites on the Mt of Olives. Start at the top with views of the Temple Mount and walk your way down the mount, stopping at each site along the way. Wear comfortable shoes - the road is very steep and uneven. Get...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is high up on a hill opposite Jerusalem, old and new. The sanctuary of Gethsemane is here, next to the tomb of Mary and where Jesus was arrested.

Thank frugalarnie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mount of Olives is a very busy place, but it is also a place of reverence and the surrounding views are beyond words. Old world, Holy city, Jerusalem walls, monestaries and golden Russian inspired domes all add to the administration of this site.

Thank m j
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is in our opinion one of the most classic views in all of Jerusalem. Its a must see and must visit and linger especially in the afternoon and soak in the views and the very pleasant aromas and the atmosphere and weather. Also decent...More

Thank Bringstheeagle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

U can be near the place and take pictures but with all the walking going down and up over and over, not recommended to go there. U can have a great view of it. Unless ur okay going up and down and carrying ur stuff....More

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Shawn H
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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
Robert H
5 March 2015|
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Response from Lovetobe | Reviewed this property |
Take a zip lock baggie with you (or several for different locations) and get some. Label the baggie before you go or as soon as you get your dirt gathered or you might forget where it came from. I would double bag the dirt... More