Mt of Olives, Jerusalem

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Featuring prominently in the New Testament, Mt 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 Mt of Olives and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem trip planner.
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  • If you go to this amazing city you have to climb this mountain. For us it was very good as we did, we pay a taxi that we raise, charged us 20 usd for 4 people, very hot! Leven water! There are few shops. Then we went walking, there are many sites that know way down towards the old town. The gardens of Gestsemani, the tomb of Mary, the dome of the ascension and do spectacular photos!
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  • Well worth the very long climb to the top. The view over the old city is outstanding and the olive trees are ancient and beautiful.  more »
  • It was waiving to the top on foot but more than worth it. Beautiful view of the surroundings.
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