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Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

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Historic Site
Featuring prominently in the New Testament, Mount of Olives serves as­­ a site of religious pilgrimage for Jews and Christians alike. Jewish scripture identifies the mountain as King David's escape route from Absalom and the site of some of Jesus' prophesies. Much of the mountain serves as a Jewish cemetery for important figures, as many believe Messiah will first return to this spot and resurrects the Jews buried there. Visit the many pilgrimage stops on the mountain, such as the teardrop-shaped modernist Franciscan church. Put Mount of Olives at the forefront of your travel plans using our Jerusalem itinerary maker.
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  • The view from top was amazing it overlooks the whole city. In addition to that there's a courtesy machine that explains everything in the surroundings in three different languages. Was able to take lo...  more »
  • We hired a local guide to bring us around, we started on the top of the Mount and walked down, touring a few different religious churches and temples, as well as taking time to admire the old olive tr...  more »
  • A must do in Jerusalem... The view old Jerusalem is top notch, plus the Garden of Gethsemane is just below..  more »