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Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension

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al-Tur Village, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

The Church of the Ascension became a mosque under Salaeddin but as many more Christian pilgrims than Muslim ones came to the place, the Arabs allowed them in. I enjoyed staying in that place and started my walk down the Mount of Olives there. The...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

This small church was converted into a mosque. Christians are allowed to visit and mass can be held here once a year. Outside there are altars for the main Christian faiths.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

It is an interesting place and being both a Mosque and a church makes it even more interesting, You have to pay 10 shekels to see it. It is meant to be the spot where Jesus ascended into Heaven. You can stand on that sport...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

The people at the entrance are there to push you until you give them money... they are not allowed to charge any fee, but they do it. They make you feel totally uncomfortable and unsafe by their presence, and there's even a feeling of harassment....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Got the opportunity to visit this holy place in a pilgrimage tour of Holy land. We find the Church of Ascension, a place where Jesus was ascended to heaven

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ramal C
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This is a small church which is on the site where Christ ascended to heaven. Apparently on the rock that the church was built over had a footprint which may have been Jesus's footprint so this church is regarded as a very holy site. Be...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This is the first church I visited in Jerusalem. This church is not very big. This church is famous because this is where Jesus ascended to heaven. I and my team have to come early because many tour group also visit this place. Because the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

It is believed that Jesus had risen from the dead at this place. We were fortunate enough to be present when a service was taking place n the experience was divine!!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Padmini S
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Located at the top of Mount of Olives. Tour is quick, small church. Where Jesus ascended to heaven .

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank christychristy1
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Christians believe Jesus ascended into heaven from a high mountain near the holy city, so this is as likely a place as any. I have to admit that I find the alleged last footprint of the Lord in the rock as a bit dubious. That...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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