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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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  • One of the best areas of Jerusalem is the Mount of olives. Visit it well takes an entire day grouper is worth. Among the most important monuments that can be found here are the Basilica of the agony, the Church of the Dormition, the Russian churches with their beautiful bulbs, the Cenacle, the Church of San Pedro, the tomb of King David, etc...
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  • The view is amazing and shows the splendor of the Old City. We listened to a recording in site that explains you the history of the city. A must!  more »
  • This place is recommend it to all people who want know Jerusalem, something inexplicable is that every time I remember it excites me and makes me feel a peace, make the effort to go, I recommend it
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