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. Add Garden of Gethsemane to your Jerusalem travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jerusalem family vacation planner.
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  • Quite small, but filled with ancient olive trees, and overlooked by the massive city walls. well worth a visit 
  • The olive trees are very old no doubt, maybe they have between 500 and 1000 years, I don't think they're the same as in the time of Jesus, because already there was talk of a garden of ancient olive trees. Still very impressive
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  • It was my first time to visit Garden of Gethsemane. But I was so glad to join with group together. We heard the history and it help us(me) to take sometime to quite with pray. To remember about Jesus ...  more »