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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  • This is in Jericho Road the same street the Church of All Nations is and this beautiful garden is where Jesus enjoyed prayer and contemplation  more »
  • The view is georgous. The whole area is calming considering the history. The Gardner was very helpful and spoke English. I'd love to go back!  more »
  • The garden is very well maintained. It was smaller than I expected but well worth the visit The crowds were not large and no waiting  more »
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  • If you are Christian it's for you. History loving person will enjoy. Beautiful church, you will feel that you are walking with Jesus. Gethsemane has its own significant.... It's exclusively an experience.. don't miss.
  • The garden itself is fenced and you just walk in a circle around it with crowds of people. Still worthwhile to see, and some of the Olive trees are actually 2,000 years old. The church next door is truly beautiful inside and there are regular services in several languages.
  • Memorable for every christian as you visit this place after walking through Via Del Rosa . it brings the scriptures alive and makes you understand the essence of the crucifixion. Moments before and after. Its much better to have a tour guide take you through
  • (Private area) Such a peaceful unspoilt garden that provides reflection and prayer giving the realisation of what Jesus and his disciples would have experienced. (Public area) many old olive trees with modern plants giving some colour to the garden. A beautiful church is also within the grounds
  • A lovely and very well kept garden with truly ancient olive trees. The shrine itself is dimly lit and has a very somber feel. Tourists and pilgrims are encouraged to not linger but to continue to move.
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