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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  • This is a nice place..........the garden of Gethseneme is a holy place to think of the Bible story that goes with it.....this is a very peacefu,quiet,beautiful,and just a relaxing place....... if you ...  more »
  • Good to to see the old olive tree close to the church ... to imagine how this field were when olive oil were produced here .  more »
  • When you come here it is a place where there is comfort .It a place that takes you back in time and makes you think of God and his thoughts that evening. This garden has a fence that is protected and ...  more »
Google
  • Too much orientation. Awesome olive tree garden. Nice view. Tried to meditate on the church, but too many tourists and noise.
  • Sacred place of worship. Should visit when in The Holy Land. The architecture is so well preserved, it helps us to feel those ancient holy days.
  • Nice little chapel. Takes away from the actual garden. Good place to reflect on the life of Christ.
  • The church itself was amazing, but too many tourists ramming their way into the church and being disrespectful, speaking loudly and taking photos with flash photography despite the rules.
  • Worth a visit. The 2000 years old olive trees are amazing.