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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
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While standing on the Mount of Olives as Jesus did was both enjoyable and remarkable. I could biew the Golden City of Jerusalem including the Temple of Mount and Dome of the Rock.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jacquelineh166
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like taking panoramic pictures of views of the city for free, then this should be on your list of things to do while visiting Jerusalem

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stosito
Reviewed 4 days ago

Rich history and heritage in this area. Should be viewed with guide to explain all details. Heavy traffic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Definitely worth the trip up here. You can get some good pictures of the city. So much history up here from the times of Elijah to Jesus to current times.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank peter f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Glory of the Lord. The overwhelming history of the city. The view and breathtaking view towards the history of where this city functions daily in modern time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JerBob
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful country, wonderful Shrine! All you need to go and be sure to admire this beauty! All places are unusually good

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Амалия А
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a taxi to the top (after negotiating a half reasonable price) but there is a bus from the East Jerusalem bus station. I would recommend walking down taking in all the churches and sights on the way. Look out for Tombs of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ruth44421
Reviewed 1 week ago

After having our photos taken with the Temple Mount and Old City in the Background, some of our friends ventured down the slippery slope dodging some cars. They were a little shaken but Wow, The Mount of Olives, where Jesus Was! The Place Spoke to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fromtex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is some neat history here. However, it’s not forest or parks like it used to be thousands of years ago. Now, it is pretty developed. That’s okay because you get an amazing view of the city from here. Therefore, stop off at the scenic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SpencerCoffman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure you wear good walking shoes, hill is very slippery and very crowded. Cars even go down among people trying to walk. The cars are carrying things to sell and are willing to run over you to get a new supply to the vendor....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cynthia A
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Shawn H
27 October 2016|
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Response from Mukkanto | Reviewed this property |
No fee.
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Irma M
8 August 2016|
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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.
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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
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