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Mount of Olives – Jerusalem

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Marvelous overview of the old town - a picture everyone wants
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 30, 2020

Nearly all tours and pilgrimages start from this spot because it affords an overview of the Old Town and the Kidron Valley with the Jewish Cemetery. For the amateur photographer, expect a few crowds during the day, but there is room to spread out and get the pictures. Do not forget to zoom...

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Nearly all tours and pilgrimages start from this spot because it affords an overview of the Old Town and the Kidron Valley with the Jewish Cemetery. For the amateur photographer, expect a few crowds during the day, but there is room to spread out and get the pictures. Do not forget to zoom and capture the cemetery below. Also the domes of the nearby Orthodox church are in view. A DSLR with a zoom lens oriented to scenic photography works well. Note: there is a fifteen minute walk available from the viewpoint down to the Garden of Gethsemane, but it is steep.

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The Mount of Olives
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 5, 2020

The Mount of Olives, the sacred and historical hillside across the Kidron Valley from the east gate of old Jerusalem is filled with numerous significant locations important in the life of Jesus Christ. While parts of the Mount have been otherwise developped, many areas have been developed as Churches to celebrate important episodes in...

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The Mount of Olives, the sacred and historical hillside across the Kidron Valley from the east gate of old Jerusalem is filled with numerous significant locations important in the life of Jesus Christ. While parts of the Mount have been otherwise developped, many areas have been developed as Churches to celebrate important episodes in the Life of Jesus Christ such as the Basilica of the Agony (Church of All Nations) celebrating Christ's Agony in the Garden; The Domini Flugit where Jesus cried over the city of Jerusalem; The Church of The Pater Noster where Christ taught His disciples how to pray; and the Garden of Gethsemane next to the Basilica of the Agony where Jesus Christ spent his last night in prayer. All of these locations are well worth a visit, and should be mandatory for any visit to the Holy Land, but are all closely located - all on the Mount of Olives!

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a walk thought history
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 18, 2020

It is a wonderful place to look at the sunset over the old city. You can get a cab near the old city gates or simply walk up hill. We choose the later because we like to hike. You can see some old ruins, old jewish cemetery, russian church and a burial place of...

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It is a wonderful place to look at the sunset over the old city. You can get a cab near the old city gates or simply walk up hill. We choose the later because we like to hike. You can see some old ruins, old jewish cemetery, russian church and a burial place of old prophets.

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