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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  • In the mount Sion beside the garden of olives is Church of the agony also called Nations since 12 countries were those who put funds for its reconstruction. Spain was one of them. Striking mosaic at the entrance, ceilings and rock of the interior where it is assumed that Jesus prayed before his arrest. Highly recommended
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  • This was very interesting and meant alot to see. Definitely worth seeing - you won't regret taking the time to see this!  more »
  • In this church you can see the "night sky" mosaics and there is a wonderfull light play insight. The dark interrrior gives you a spirit of the last night before the Passion starts. It seems that the s...  more »

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