Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), Jerusalem

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Admire the huge portal mosaic depicting Jesus weeping over the fate of Jerusalem at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), sitting at the foot of the Mount of Olives. This Franciscan church features three large entrance arches, classical marble columns, and numerous vaults painted blue. Built in 1919-1924 funded by joint donations from Europe and both Americas, the church sits on the foundations of a Crusader chapel abandoned in 1345--which itself stood on the site of a 4th-century Byzantine basilica. A grove of ancient olive trees adorns the churchyard. Observe the devotees prostrate themselves upon the holy rock of agony where Jesus reportedly prayed before his arrest. Plan your visit to Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Jerusalem trip maker site .
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  • Free entrance from the side of the church. Leave yourself enough time to feel the place. The church demands silence, it is forbidden to take photographs.  more »
  • The implact of being at the Garden of Gethsemane, and see trees that were there when Jesus was there, I was expecting this to be a real let down. But again, the different faiths coming together to pra...  more »
  • Nearby garden of Gethsemane, opposite the old town, and the views of all its attractions, not an ancient temple, age order 150 years
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