Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), Jerusalem
(4.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Although the church's exterior is quite modern, the interior quite striking with its ornate decorations. The golden decorations above the altar are breathtaking. This is a must see place when near Jer...  more »
  • One of the holiest place of Christian in Jerusalem This Church has one of the very artistic Wall Painting, Arch Dome Suggestion -- Please do respect the Local culture once there dress appropriately, i...  more »
  • A must see for any Christian going to Jerusalem. The two thousand year old olive trees witnessed our Lord. The church is well kept. It is busy, so prepare to wait.