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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  • August 13, 2017
    If you're christian and a believer, this place holds a lot of meaning for you. If not, this is still a nice church, quite beautiful, great location watching the temple mount and the old city walls, 2 ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Very beautiful Catholic Church. Quiet. Hit the lunch, sightseeing was not. You can sit quietly or consider the stained-glass Windows. Be sure to visit. Moreover, it takes a bit of time. The temple is called of all Nations. But it is a striking example of Catholicism, not more.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Depicted on the walls of the church stand on the side of the road car is going well, the roof just under nice similar to Corinthian Greek architectural ornament at the top of the column, looks particularly glamorous. On the entrance door has been decorated in a modern design. Though into the Interior of the Church and stained-glass Windows is not glitz, cross has surface white pattern. It looks like the ceiling image of a blue sky. Worthy of a visit in the Church garden. Is that stands beside the Church is modeled after the cross garden, olive trees, grafting, planting hundreds of years old.
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