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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TripAdvisor
  • This site is very meaningful because of the Bible events that took place here. I found the garden quite touching, because it was obviously not only well taken-care of, but it was set up in such a way ...  more »
  • Realizing being present in this sacred garden of olive trees where Jesus prayed, suffered agony and was betrayed filled you spiritually. It felt peaceful up at the Mount of Olives and gave you an awes...  more »
  • Definitely worth seeing.. was a little disappointed not to be able to walk within and only around but was worth the visit just to see where "it" all went down.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Just seeing where salvation all began. Truly awesome. Thank you Jesus.
  • 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.
  • Although the church was rebuilt, it is beautiful w the famous garden and olive tree. Not a must place for Jerusalem but should be secondary to everything in the old city