Monte das Oliveiras
Monte das Oliveiras
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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).
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  • Flore
    Arad, Romania1,659 contributions
    The Mount of Olives is outside the Old City Jerulasem, on the east side.
    A beautiful pilgrimage site, a different place from the bustle and noise of Jerulasem Fortress. Across the Mount of Olives, the Savior's triumphal entry into Jerusalem took place. The last nights before His death were spent by the Savior on this mountain and from here the Ascension to the Lord took place. Here you will find - one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries, the wonderful Ghetsimani Garden, the Carmelite Church "Pater noster" and the Church of All Nations. The panorama from the Mount of Olives on Jerusalem is wonderful: we see the walls of Jerusalem, the valleys of Hinome and Kedron, the Golden Gate and Mount Moriah, the Temple Mount, Mount Zion, the City of David.
    Visited February 2020
    Written March 8, 2020
  • Skippy50
    Chichester, United Kingdom864 contributions
    Moving
    The Mount of Olives is a smaller area than I imagined but it was moving to be outside of the city walls and look back as Jesus and the disciples must have done. A long walk back but there are taxis- although the one we had fleeced us, so agree a price before you get in. If not happy with it, go to another cab.
    Visited November 2019
    Written January 30, 2020
  • llinia
    Belgium344 contributions
    Lovely walk
    The mountain gives you a great view over the entire city and also a very large cemetery. You can walk by foot, it’s not to differcult. Not always easy to find a parking spot because of the many tour buses and the proximity of the old city.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 14, 2020
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX691 contributions
Jul 2019
The Mount of Olives, the sacred and historical hillside across the Kidron Valley from the east gate of old Jerusalem is filled with numerous significant locations important in the life of Jesus Christ. While parts of the Mount have been otherwise developped, many areas have been developed as Churches to celebrate important episodes in the Life of Jesus Christ such as the Basilica of the Agony (Church of All Nations) celebrating Christ's Agony in the Garden; The Domini Flugit where Jesus cried over the city of Jerusalem; The Church of The Pater Noster where Christ taught His disciples how to pray; and the Garden of Gethsemane next to the Basilica of the Agony where Jesus Christ spent his last night in prayer.
All of these locations are well worth a visit, and should be mandatory for any visit to the Holy Land, but are all closely located - all on the Mount of Olives!
Written May 5, 2020
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Tom W
Basye, VA310 contributions
May 2022
The Mount of Olives. It conjures up pictures in our hearts and minds of Jesus praying and the disciples sleeping on that fateful Thursday. The Mount offers a view of the Old City that orients you to what you will see there.

As you look at the graves of Christians, Muslims, and Jews you are reminded what an international and interreligious city Jerusalem is.
Written May 15, 2022
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,769 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
This is located outside the Old City of Jerusalem and is possible to go by foot even though it is not that near. This is a Jewish cemetery which is still in use and is a must see when in the city. The many coffins here is a sight to behold.
Written November 6, 2020
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goodguyjas
London, UK1,165 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
I spent most of a hot day walking around the hillside area that looks down on the city. There are lots of walkways and amazing views of the city and the beautiful Dome of the Rock mosque that stands out all the time.

I enjoyed walking around the busy Muslim quarter first and then stopped for lunch before visiting the various Jewish cemeteries that cover the hillside. I had hoped to go to the Russian Orthodox Church but was only open certain days by appointment. It was all walled off to so difficult to see. Shame. I continued to further viewing points, a number of tombs before making my way down to the Gethsemane area and the Franciscan church. This whole area and the mt area is a great exercise and there are lots to see as well as great views.
Written September 10, 2022
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,187 contributions
Dec 2019
Capture expansive views of Temple Mount, the Kidron Valley and the 3,000 year old Jewish Cemetery on the hillside below, from the summit of the Mount of Olives. Walk up the steep narrow road after visiting the Garden of Gethsemane located at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Along the journey, visit the beautiful Church of Mary Magdalene; Dominus Flevit (The Lord Wept); and the Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) adjacent to the Garden of Gethsemane. "Acts 1:9-12" writes of The Lord Jesus' ascension to Heaven from Mount of Olives, and it is here that "Zechariah 14:4" writes of The Lord's final return stepping down onto the Mount of Olives. Numerous Biblical references make this a must visit experience.
Written January 30, 2020
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Tony C
Bedford, UK1,143 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Mount of Olives with the Church of the Ascension is a main attraction on any tour of the holy land.
As ever it adds to the story you have known for years and certainly is one of the places that should be included in any tour of Jerusalem. Below is the Garden of Gethsemane/All
Nations Church which is a shortish walk below (down a steep road).
Visiting also provides some great views of the city below.
Written December 1, 2022
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SRBARRAL
State of Sao Paulo1,199 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo


As a devout believer in Jesus, my visit to Montes das Oliveiras was an incredibly profound and spiritual experience. However, even for those who may not share the same religious beliefs, this destination offers breathtaking views that are sure to leave you in awe. Prepare to be captivated by the natural beauty and the historical significance that Montes das Oliveiras has to offer.

Upon arriving at Montes das Oliveiras, I was immediately struck by the serene atmosphere that permeates the area. The peacefulness and tranquility create the perfect ambiance for prayer, meditation, and reflection. For believers, this is a place where you can connect with your faith on a deep level and feel the power and presence of Jesus. The atmosphere is imbued with a sense of reverence and spirituality, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a sacred experience.

Apart from its religious significance, Montes das Oliveiras boasts breathtaking views that are nothing short of spectacular. As I stood atop the hill, I was greeted with a panoramic vista that stretched as far as the eye could see. The rolling landscape, covered in lush green olive trees, seemed to extend endlessly, painting a picturesque scene. The gentle breeze, the warm sunlight, and the symphony of chirping birds added to the enchanting ambiance of the place. I could easily spend hours simply admiring the beauty that surrounded me.

One particular highlight of my visit was witnessing the Apocalypse Gates. These ancient gates hold immense historical and biblical importance. Standing before them, I couldn't help but marvel at the stories and events that unfolded within their vicinity. It was a humbling experience, reminding me of the rich history and the profound impact this region has had on countless individuals throughout the ages. Whether you are a history enthusiast or simply appreciate the grandeur of ancient architecture, the Apocalypse Gates are sure to leave a lasting impression.

In addition to its spiritual and scenic allure, Montes das Oliveiras offers easy access to other significant landmarks in the region. Visitors can explore nearby attractions such as the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane, which hold deep religious significance and provide further insight into the history of the area.

Overall, Montes das Oliveiras is a destination that transcends religious boundaries. Whether you visit to deepen your faith or simply to soak in the stunning views, this place will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression. The combination of its spiritual aura, breathtaking vistas, and historical importance makes it a must-visit location for anyone traveling to Israel. Prepare to be moved, inspired, and mesmerized by the wonders of Montes das Oliveiras.
Written July 8, 2023
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,240 contributions
Feb 2020
Nearly all tours and pilgrimages start from this spot because it affords an overview of the Old Town and the Kidron Valley with the Jewish Cemetery. For the amateur photographer, expect a few crowds during the day, but there is room to spread out and get the pictures. Do not forget to zoom and capture the cemetery below. Also the domes of the nearby Orthodox church are in view. A DSLR with a zoom lens oriented to scenic photography works well. Note: there is a fifteen minute walk available from the viewpoint down to the Garden of Gethsemane, but it is steep.
Written May 30, 2020
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DanaTaborossy
Zrenjanin, Serbia58 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
It is a wonderful place to look at the sunset over the old city. You can get a cab near the old city gates or simply walk up hill. We choose the later because we like to hike. You can see some old ruins, old jewish cemetery, russian church and a burial place of old prophets.
Written April 18, 2020
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Giuseppe Cincindella
Rosyth, UK1,644 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Lovely view and stop, travelling by bus, it was an excursion for our cruise. The view of Jerusalem is amazing from that place, historically very interesting to revisit the places where Jesus has been and left his memories and speeches. Lovely view of the old town, the Jewish cemetery. A must place in Jerusalem
Written January 3, 2020
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