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If you are on the Mount of Olives then it is worth dropping in to see the Church/Mosque of the Ascension but I wouldn't say go out of your way to see it even though there is a slab of rock on which there is,...More
Site entrance was free of charge a couple of years ago. Now you need a ticket of 5 shekels per person which is frankly a shame.
On top of that, if you don't find a public parking spot, a guy may ask you 40 shekels...More
The footprints were made in dust and around them the first church was build. Now the stone is just made up story.
Additionally people at entrance probably are not even allowed to charge you but they do plus they try to give you wrong change,...More
There’s not a lot to see here other than a place of some Biblical significance. It’s a small chapel converted into a mosque by Saladin after his conquest of Jerusalem in 1187. It’s claimed that this is the spot where Jesus ascended to heaven. Inside...More
Initially,the venue of Ascension at Mount Olive was a church. At present, it is a mosque . However, Christians and Muslims alike visit the same place in addition to all other visitors ,the best example of religious tolerance.The last footprint of Jesus on earth before...More
The Church of the Ascension became a mosque under Salaeddin but as many more Christian pilgrims than Muslim ones came to the place, the Arabs allowed them in. I enjoyed staying in that place and started my walk down the Mount of Olives there. The...More
It is an interesting place and being both a Mosque and a church makes it even more interesting, You have to pay 10 shekels to see it. It is meant to be the spot where Jesus ascended into Heaven. You can stand on that sport...More
The people at the entrance are there to push you until you give them money... they are not allowed to charge any fee, but they do it. They make you feel totally uncomfortable and unsafe by their presence, and there's even a feeling of harassment....More