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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. Put Mount of Olives at the forefront of your travel plans using our Jerusalem itinerary maker.
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  • We didn't go up to the top of Mount of Olives but walked down where you are below the city wall, I found this to be one of the best parts of the trip, it was very peaceful and there was not a lot of t...  more »
  • Unfortunately, stunned look from the observation platform at the modern part of Jerusalem several spoiled new construction projects, but Olives is wonderful!
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  • Such an historic place, lots of history from the guide. The views across Jerusalem are great. Another must see place to visit if you are in Jerusalem.  more »