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Mount of Olives – Jerusalem

  • Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

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Stunning views of the Old City
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 5 days ago

The day I was here was rainy so I did not get a chance to explore the olive grove however the view of the Old City is fabulous!

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Mountain of destiny
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 5 days ago

The Mount of Olives has been a Jewish cemetery for over 3,000 years. Many distinguished people have been buried there. It is said that those buried on the Mount of Olives will be resurrected when the Messiah comes at the End of Days. The Mount of Olives was once covered in olive trees,...

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The Mount of Olives has been a Jewish cemetery for over 3,000 years. Many distinguished people have been buried there. It is said that those buried on the Mount of Olives will be resurrected when the Messiah comes at the End of Days. The Mount of Olives was once covered in olive trees, of which some ancient examples remain. The Mount features many times in the Old and New Testaments. It is said that Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives. One can truly understand the epithet "Jerusalem the Golden" -- the view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives is outstanding.

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Great view
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 10, 2018

Here is the most historical place with the great city view. The Mount consists of 3 areas of high ground from which steep roads descend to the valley.

Quite a hike but what a view
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 9, 2018

Hiking up he Mount of Olives can be difficult for some. It is pretty steep and can be slippery if it’s wet but once you’re at the top you have an excellent view of the Old City and beyond. My partner and I visited on a rainy, foggy day so the pictures are not...

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Hiking up he Mount of Olives can be difficult for some. It is pretty steep and can be slippery if it’s wet but once you’re at the top you have an excellent view of the Old City and beyond. My partner and I visited on a rainy, foggy day so the pictures are not the best but the memory will always last. At the bottom of the mount is the garden of gethsemane with its Armenian church as well as the large and impressive Roman Catholic Church of All Nations. On your way up you can visit the beautiful Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene. Almost at the top you can visit the prophet’s tombs cut into the mountain where it is said Malachi, Haggai, and Zechariah are buried. Finally, at the summit, you have a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Just remember that this is a sacred place to many and the southern face has served as a cemetery for centuries, so be respectful in this place.

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Guided tour as part of 2 day stop on cruise
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 8, 2018

This we only had time to see from our bus due to time constraints with other attractions we had visited. This was because all attractions are so busy sometimes you have to que to get in