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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 4 weeks ago

When we went, it wasn't exceptionally busy so we were able to go in the church and take our time. It's very beautiful, although we weren't able to actually touch the rock (which was okay). I would definitely recommend to visit it when at the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you come here while large groups visit, you will probably have to wait a while to enter, and you are encouraged not to spend too long inside. But it is well worth waiting. Once inside, do admire the wall illustrations depicting scenes from the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many Masses each day & very crowded, since it is located in the Garden of Gesthame. Lots of people so we just poked our heads inside, admired the architecture & left.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Thank Olenka1980
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 May 21, 2019

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 May 16, 2019

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 May 16, 2019

This is a Roman Catholic church located next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus was said to have prayed before his arrest. Make sure you look up at the beautiful windows and ceilings.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jane N
Reviewed May 15, 2019

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 May 13, 2019

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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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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Response from JohnP6756 | Reviewed this property |
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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