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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  • Go by this place I takes to remember that there are decisions that change the life and the history and that not always are glad
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  • If you are a Christian, this place is emotional and moving. It was where Christ prayed before he was betrayed by Judas and led to crucifixion. It is a somber place to pray and reflect on one's own lif...  more »
  • Very beautiful place... full of very old olive trees. Nice view and nice adjacent church! Don't miss before the cross.
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