Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), Jerusalem
(4.5/5 based on 400+ 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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  • If it were true that all Nations beyond their religious beliefs respected religions actually helped the construction of places of worship as it has been for the Church of the agony. The church built at the beginning of the last century is rich with meaning for those who believe and especially the garden of Gethsemane.
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  • A place so beautiful you just have to sit inside and take it all in! The mosaic work and gold foil really capture the eyes, the memory of the agonies Jesus was suffering also add extra meaning to the ...  more »
  • Beautifully located next to the Gardens of Gethsemane with views across to the Old City. The art work on the exterior is very striking. The interior is really beautiful, although visited by many touri...  more »