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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 via mobile

I'm happy we visited beginning of April and it was quiet time. It's such place of sorrow that people talking and taking pictures would spoil the visit. We had time to knee down at the rock and pray. Such moving place.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you visit Gethsemane when it is crowded, the movement of humans will take you right to the entrance of this beautiful basilica. We were there when a priest was conducting mass for a small tour group. Instead of being reverent, people were talking, laughing,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Architecture is wonderful. It is not as commercial as some have become. It's a beauty to visit though expect it to be crowded. People are good about going through and moving on but it's still crowded.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Marvellous place with lots of frescos on the walls of the Basilica. Must see place to visit in Jerusalem.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Warna F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This sight is popular with tour busses and parking is a real challenge. The crowds go quicly through the church and the church is large enough to accommodate a large crowd. One enters the area by going through a Garden Olives with some very old...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gerald B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the church twice. First time during the day - a sunny day. As you enter the Church you get engulfed by a sense of sorrow, as the purple stained glass filters out the light as if something fateful is about to happen. It...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Church itself is beautiful. Mosaics amazing. Nearby Olive Trees Garden has probably oldest olive trees on Earth, supposedly those trees remember time of the crucifixion.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 607TomP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like a lot of churches in Jerusalem,they have been built in the 19th and 20th centuries,over ruined 5th/6th century churches. From an Historical perspective,they have little to offer,from a religious perspective,they have value because of the places they are supposed to represent.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 853barry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from the huge number of people here this is a beautiful, peaceful place. It is worth taking time to sit and look at the surroundings which are wonderful. A moving place and so pleased I've experienced it. The olive trees in the garden are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sue P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The interiors are stunning so make sure that if you go, you take your time inside and sit and let the interior details sink into you. Like all other major religious sites in Jerusalem, there are millions of tourists that you have to navigate around....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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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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