Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem

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Pilgrims and curious travelers alike visit Garden of Gethsemane, where the Gospels of Mark and Matthew claim that Jesus slept the night before his capture by the Romans. This olive grove, at the base of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, contains some trees that recent scientific dating found at least a millennium old. The Franciscan order has held responsibility for the site since 1361. You can visit during Mass, or offer prayers in solitude inside the basilica at the garden's edge. Before you head to Jerusalem, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Jerusalem tour itinerary site , to make sure you see all that Jerusalem has to offer, including Garden of Gethsemane.
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  • I fai wanted to be alone without the horde of tourists for whom the life of Christ is not big thing to feel even more intensely this emotion. But even taking the eyes we can imagine Jesus among the olive trees before being betrayed...
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  • During Bible studies as a youth (the 1950s), I often stumbled on pronouncing Gethsemane, not knowing the importance of this site or even that it was in Jerusalem. Not until researching the name for th...  more »
  • A truly authentic place! The olives they can see Jesus-this is for believers, for others-roots date back two thousand years, amazing!
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  • Know that there are 2 gethsemanes... one recognized by catholics and the other for Christians. They are just right beside each other found at the foot of the mount of olives.
  • A moment for you and your faith. For a meditation that make you more a human. A moment for you to stop for a while and look backwards and forwards at your life.
  • It's a very holy place for Christians well maintained by Israeli government. A very peaceful location a wonderful place to visit
  • Serene location, beautiful old olive trees surrounded stunning flowers and a gorgeous old church. A truly special place.
  • An ok place to visit. Nothing really special to see here though. The plants didn't look that special but the overall scenery overlooking it was nice. If you're not aware of the Bible' history, you're better off to let this place left aside and enter the Old City instead.
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