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“Great place for a view” 5 of 5 stars
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Mount of Olives
Mount of Olives Road | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located east of Jerusalem, this holy spot is associated with many events in Jesus’ life including ascending to Heaven (Chapel of Ascension) and teaching his disciples the Lord’s prayer (Pater Noster).
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“Great place for a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

A must for taking pictures of the old city and even go for a camel ride. There are a lot of vendors selling cheap souvenirs that may be distracting.

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“Mount of Olives”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Our tour guide Lior took us again to this site and as we were walking he explained and talked about the Mount of Olives history. His knowledge was great and his explanations made it so easy to remember.

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“for christians”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

if you are a Christian you must go here, very emotional place...in a group you can also ask the monks to go in the Garden to pray when they shut.

Visited January 2013
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“Mounting the Mount of Olives, a Must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

First thing we did on 1st day stayin in East Jerusalem Old City- good choice for your first overview of J. Taxi drivers harass for custom at the bottom - as has been said. If your able bodied just ignore and walk up to the stone balcony with amazing view -takin in the other fantastic places on the way- Dominis flevit (for views of Dome of Rock) , but best being Gardens Gethsemane (the olive trees that listened to Jesus's pray before crucifixion ,after betrayal by Judas and saw him sweat blood with anguish -hematidrosis) and beautiful atmosphere and interior of Church of All Nations. Fantastic views of HUGE Jewish (sea of stone) and Islamic Cemetary , Golden Onion Dome Greek Orthodox Church of Mary Magdelene and outer walls of Jerusalem. 3 shekels for public loo en route. Saw 2 guys with donkey and camel- not sure if these were transport options and of cost?

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“Great view of the old city!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

It is in East Jerusalem, and the view of the old city from behind the Dome of the Rock is a wonderful view.

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