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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  • when u stand there u can feel the high level of spirit, mental, mood....the energies r mixed. good view. happiness & sadness same time.  more »
  • Here just long enough to get photos again---mostly seen in passing with the bus. Not enough time to submerse yourself.  more »
  • Lovely view and stop, travelling by bus, it was an excursion for our cruise. The view of Jerusalem is amazing from that place, historically very interesting to revisit the places where Jesus has been....  more »
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  • A beautiful and historic place that you have to visit. Very peaceful and holy area. Several key events in the life of Jesus, as related in the Gospels, took place on the Mount of Olives, and in the Acts of the Apostles it is described as the place from which Jesus ascended to heaven.
  • Important place, but I didn't find anything at the actual peak. Not far away, and slightly higher is the Dome of the Ascension. Definitely go there!
  • Excellent way to start the pilgrimage; visit the churches of Mt Olives first, then make your way through Lions gate to start Via Dolorosa.
  • Nice view to see from the opposite side.
  • The important place of the old and new testament of the Bible where and around which many incidences of Bible took place. Important place to visit.
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