Church of Mary Magdalene

Church of Mary Magdalene

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The Church of Mary Magdalene is a Russian church on the western slopes of the Mount of Olives. The church was nicknamed the Onion Church thanks to its domes shape on its minarets that look like golden onions.

Visit the renowned "Onion Church"

According to the gospels, Mary Magdalene followed Jesus, was present at his crucifixion and resurrection, and is known as "the messenger of the apostles". Next to the church is a monastery where about thirty nuns of different nationalities live. In addition to the church and the monastery, the area of the complex also includes the Cave of Dormition - a cave located under the foundations of the church, where Saint Peter, Yohanan ben Zebedee, and Jacob ben Zebedee, who accompanied Jesus, fell asleep On his way to Gethsemane.

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  • i pm
    i pm
    January 21, 2023

    Nice church, inside artwork is remarkable. (Kinda' too rich.) Tends to be overcrowded. Needs a little patience to enjoy (worth it).

  • mayte Días
    mayte Días
    September 22, 2023

    Today I went to visit the church, but I was forbidden to enter because I was not orthodox and there is a specific date four people of other religions. I am not pertaining to any specific religion and I respect all, so I d...

  • pts pts
    pts pts
    December 24, 2019

    One of a kind beautiful Church and such a peaceful garden. Absolutely beautiful and well cared for.

  • Louie Farhat
    Louie Farhat
    September 17, 2019

    Huge place great view Shining Gold My favorite place The church is dedicated to Mary Magdalene, the companion of Jesus. According to the sixteenth chapter of the Gospel of Mark, Mary Magdalene was the first to see Christ...

  • BradJill
    July 31, 2018

    One of the interesting attractions at the Mount of Olives is the Church of Saint Mary Magdalena, situated along the street just above the Church of All Nations. The church was built by Tsar Alexandr III in 1885 in Russian...

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