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

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Religious Site
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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  • This church is lovely. Gorgeous dome and colourful inside and out. Well worth spending some time here when you visit the adjacent Garden of Gethsemane and the Mount of Olives.  more »
  • Why you don't walk down the mountain and find this church at the end of the route next to the garden of Getsemane. It has a beautiful garden with olivetrees. The church is colourfull and really worth ...  more »
  • Set in the amount of Olives and with beautiful gardens, this church is Very pretty. A place of peace and tranquility - when the visitors are not around. Worth a visit  more »