Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

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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. Arrange your visit to Mount of Olives and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem trip planner.
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  • Wheel of the Mount of Olives is so special to our Christian Heritage it is clean and well-preserved don't miss the amount of Olive and that All Nations Church.  more »
  • The Mount of olives is so full of history on the life of Jesus that is worth visiting it very calmly and can thus live with so many important passages of his life.
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  • To really appreciate the Mount of Olives, I would recommend a good guide or a lot of reading before going. We started at the top of the Mount of Olives, where Jesus Christ apparently ascended, and sto...  more »

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