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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  • October 5, 2017
    We drove up on the Mount of olives and got good overview of so much of the other one can see and experience in Jerusalem. Our wonderful guide pointed out and talked about what we saw from our vantage point! Exciting!
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  • October 5, 2017
    This mount Jesus entered Jerusalem. It has a privileged view of the walled city and the churches. Our tour began there and our guide showed us the path that Jesus made since he entered the walled city by the Golden doors until he died on the cross. View I really liked from there because that is best understood all what was known then. I recommend first go here before touring the city.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Very beautiful but very difficult to get to as the Catholic Church seems to control it and they were closed both times we tried to go, so we opted to take pictures from a distance. Would have like to ...  more »

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