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. Add Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) to your Jerusalem travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jerusalem itinerary builder.
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  • The church is clearly built on the site of a much older one, and is supposed to have the rock on which Jesus wept blood.  more »
  • This church apart from beautiful and huge, makes us feel a great thrill to see her, because there is the tomb of Jose of Arimathea, which would have been "borrowed" to Jesus. Unmissable!
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  • Catholic Church of Franciscan, built in the early 20 century Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi. Very spacious and light. In the center of the rock prayer about a bowl. In the Temple of good to sit on the bench and think about the eternal.
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