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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  • Many old olive trees built there, and only olive trees. Not big but important for the christians. Several churches nearby. 
  • I will admit: I was so overwrought with emotion that I wept. I connected with this site unlike any other in Jerusalem. Here, there are olive trees that date back to Christ's time and before; the oldes...  more »
  • The Garden is at the bottom of the Mount of Olives. This is the place where Jesus was arrested by the Romans. There is a beautiful church on the grounds.