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Located outside the walls of Jerusalem, this beautiful garden among a grove of olive trees is thought to be the place where Jesus particularly enjoyed prayer and contemplation.
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Jericho Rd, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-3264
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Take note of the very old olive trees in the garden before going into the church. The church is absolutely beautiful on the outside as well as in inside. Very crowded. There is a priest on hand to take confessions if that flows with your...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Kim E
Reviewed 6 days ago

OLive trees date back to the time of Jesus. unbelievable to think of this place where Jesus was betrayed and arrested to start his passion.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SteveGl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing and spiritual place where Jesus prayed before He was arrrested and cruicifed for you and me to take away our sin and conquer death. The place brings the Bible to life when you read about the places Jsus was.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following the time of Jesus and the events in his Life that are studied in Catholicism this is an important and Beautiful place

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Garden of Gethsemane has a fence around it so you can't touch the trees, but it is still nice to see trees that old. One is thought to be the oldest tree in the world. Some people think it is the Tree of Life,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Diana L W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It brings it all together with this garden. A beautiful setting and one of the most historically significant sights in Jerusalem.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 286natec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's small, you can't actually get into the garden and the church is quite cramped with many visitors, but as a historically important Biblical site it's a must-see. You can just imagine the scene that played out here all those centuries ago. Be aware that...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After years of hearing the readings and Gospel at church...to actually visit the garden and see the rock where Jesus prayed was incredible! We entered as part of a tour group, so I cannot comment on the tours offered at the location itself. The garden...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole area of the Garden is inspirational. To be where Jesus was, stood, walked, and spoke to His "Father" and to give His life for me or us human mortals. Yes, fantastic.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

According to biblical history, Christian pilgrims chose to locate the Garden of Gethsemane at the bottom of the Mount of Olives close to the Temple Mount. A church was later built on the site where it is believed that Jesus prayed hours before his crucifixion....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from S757DXgeorgea | Reviewed this property |
if you plan to visit Jerusalem all you need is a map! All things are close, for example from lions gate to ghetsimani garden you need to walk less than 10 minutes. i also recommend to use public transport because us very... More
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30 October 2017|
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Response from Deslock485 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I took a picture of the operating hours at their door. Summer ( April - Sept ) from 8am -6pm. Winter ( Oct - March ) 8am-5pm. We went there during early hours to avoid the crowds.
Cindy M
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Response from 939vesna | Reviewed this property |
I visited the Garden of gethsemane with a daily tour - 8 hours walking from the Mount of olives, along all the holly places, along Via dolorosa, time off for lunch in a nice armenian restaurant and the tour end at the Church... More