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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  • The garden has such old olive trees in it, one could almost believe they were there 2,000 years ago, although they aren't old. Just being in what is considered to be where Jesus spent his last before ...  more »
  • A beautiful place and full of peace. This remembrance of two visits to this site. I got excited so much and I want to go back! And Jerusalem is a wonderful city! Probably the most beautiful city in the world!
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  • I went right back to my catechism years. Thinking of what happened here. I could picture the whole thing. The very old olive trees were nice. Near the church got nice souvenir from monks at reasonable...  more »