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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).
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Jerusalem
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Mount of Olives Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday

It was nice to see this place but very busy with megabuses. We were there for a quick visit, snap a few photos and can't wait to get out.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TravellingEye0402
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It‘s worth to climb the mount of olives and to make several breaks at the main attractions like tomb of the virgin, church of Mary Magdalene (be careful, it‘s open just at two days a week!), Gethsemane or Dominus Flevit church (great view from the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Friemens
Reviewed 2 days ago

We started our day at the Mount of Olives, catching a stunning view of Jerusalem's old city and the City of David. From here we walked down the mount to the garden.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AlwaysOnTheGo53
Reviewed 5 days ago

Reading guides you will perhaps feel this is too far and require a taxi or a bus. But in fact, it is easily walkable. I went all the way to the top, at my own pace, and back again. great views of Jerusalem. You can...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank BrunoMxx
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the place where people can see the view of Old Jerusalem. I went there around noon and it was a huge mistake. It was very sunny and hot because it was summer. According to my local guide, you should pay attention to pickpockets....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chelchia
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Mount of Olives is a terrific vantage point to get a panoramic view of Jerusalem. You can see the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock and the Old City and all the way into the modern parts of Jerusalem. In the valley...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brend482
Reviewed 1 week ago

be sure to head to the top and walk down,Loads to see here and so much history. I think the best views over the old city are from the viewing point on top of mount of olives.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank scunnyman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Start at the top and walk carefully down, lots to see, including a huge Muslem cemetery. Views across the Kidron vally over the walls into Old City. Path can be slippery if damp, and is used by traffic, so take care!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this area. The cemetery in the picture is the Jewish Cemetery and since David's son is buried there, you can only imagine its age. From here you can see a Jewish, Christian and Islam cemeteries, maybe the only place in the world that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bryn3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Mount of Olives is great beginning to a fascinating and Holy trek into the city. Hire a driver to take you to the top and the. Walk down through the Jewish Cemetery and to the Garden of Gethsemane and then onto the Church of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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TrailBlazer793505
January 31, 2019|
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Response from Robbert L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It may look far but actually very well doable. Take eg the Lion gate, go to Getsemaneh and directly behind Getsemaneh on the right hand side a road goes straight up to Mt Olive with the fantastic views.
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MDGPLNR
December 17, 2018|
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Response from stosito | Reviewed this property |
You can rent a car/ van and just go there yourself.
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Shawn H
October 26, 2016|
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Response from Mukkanto | Reviewed this property |
No fee.
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