Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem

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Garden Historic Site
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 famous garden of Gethsemane or the olive grove is located on the Mount of olives just next to the Basilica of the agony. You can take a walk around but it can not be entered because this fence. To highlight an olive tree that is preserved from the time of Jesus.
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  • Great place for the Christian. The tourist can admire the very old and beautiful olive trees that live here, enjoy the view of the ramparts of the city and relax and meditate at the expense in the Church of the nations. .
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  • You get there easily walk out of the old city of Jerusalem by the side is. Less frequented shrines inside the old city, it is a quiet place that invites to meditation. I was there one night in December at the sunset, which adds to the magic of the garden and mark Church.
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  • A place of peace and tranquility in the afternoons after pilgrim groups visit in the mornings. Impressive olive trees that I call the silent witnesses that saw Christ being arrested.
  • A yard with plenty of trees, it was a quick tour when I was visiting it, because the tour guide was telling me to stay in the last. Did anyone encountered that tour guide before? The tour organizer said he was from Taiwan and our pastor said nothing about it. I feel very strange about it.
  • Very beautiful garden with very old olive trees. It sure helps you imagine how things were like 2000 years ago. There is a church there, but we did not go in.
  • I wish I'd had more time here...2 of the older olive trees are old enough to have been in the Garden when Jesus was there. Fantastic.
  • Thousand flock to this site and it can get very busy with tour groups coming through, with a guide you will understand the significance of this site, otherwise it's just another beautiful church in a city full of them.

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