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Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony)

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Located on the Mount of Olives, this beautiful church was first built by the Byzantines in 379 and rebuilt between 1919 and 1924, whose construction was financed from contributions made by many countries.
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Garden of Gethsemane | Foot of the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

How can you not be in awe to see 4000 year old oilve tree producing olive oil uo to today? Follow the stories in the Bible and you will strengthen your Christian beliefs.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Joe S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Church of All Nations gives me a spiritual feelings. This is the bedrock where Jesus prayed on the bedrock before his arrest by the Romans, a section of bedrock which is located inside the church. We had a mass there with our tour group which...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As I survey this place, and the surroundings, I can feel the holiness of this place where Jesus prayed, and had foreseen his death on the cross. No one can be at this place and not be touched by the history and spiritual event that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful church was a highlight for me at least and our entire group wnated to go back and see it again, so we did!! Our tour guide had no problelm with taking us later in the day as the crowds died down and provided...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Courtney E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned that gethsemane means olive press, how fitting for Jesus to have prayed and cried here. Olive trees still there that were there then, very touched as i walked through this garden.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your time in this church and drink in the history. There are often religious ceremonies when you're there, but you can take photos. It's beautiful, and reaches the soul.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jean M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful church set in lovely gardens - the ceilings were so ornate and the art work spectacular- definitely worth a visit. Cheers - Juls

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As all people should come to visit the city of Jerusalem there are too many. not possible to go inside of the temple.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide did not enter churches with us and spent more time speaking of Jewish history and politics, and did not mention the stone before we entered the church, so many in our group missed it. It's roped off, but you can reach in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To see the place where Jesus prayed before He was crucified was very emotional, to see where He wept tears of blood as He knew He was going to die. He went through that for everyone on earth,

Date of experience: May 2019
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TingBen
October 6, 2018|
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Response from JohnP6756 | Reviewed this property |
For the Church of All Nations it is best to pre-book a taxi (via your hotel?) to pick you up after the Holy Hour. There are no restaurants near Gethsemane or the church. The Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy... More
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ronalyn d
September 24, 2018|
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Yes, as far as i know it is open every day. There are restrictions in the walled Garden of Gethsemane which require booking ahead. The Church of All Nations entrance is immediately opposite across a narrow street. There may... More
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