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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  • If there is a crowd this isn't the place for contemplation. Otherwise visit and enjoy the beauty of the garden and the trees descended from the trees that were in the Garden in Jesus' day. If you...  more »
  • We went to the All Nation church, and they claimed that the garden surrounding it was Getsemane. There were some very old olive trees there. If you went down some stairs opposte the church there was.....  more »
  • I expected a small wood on a hill side not a cordoned off piece of land surrounded by walls . The gardeners were trimming the olive trees and there was a rush of people to take a branch or twig...  more »
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  • The garden is nothing special, small and maintained, next to it there is a church, the architecture is nice. Make sure to visit the grotto next to this opposite church. One of a kind.
  • Worth going when you’re in Jerusalem. I guess, if you’re religious, especially of Christian faith of course, this place will definitely please you as according to the gospels Jesus is believed to have prayed in agony and was arrested the night before his crucifixion.
  • Memories come to be from a life time I don't remember fully. How many times I have knelt at the feet of my Master. #Israel
  • Friendly staff and very helpful. It's a lot bigger than it appears on the outside. Great piece of history
  • Naturally beautiful and one of my favorite places because it is one of the Lord’s favorite places. 2000 year old olive trees are awesome as well.
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