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Garden of Gethsemane

Jericho Rd, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-3264
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Located outside the walls of Jerusalem, this beautiful garden among a grove of olive trees is thought to be the place where Jesus particularly enjoyed prayer and contemplation.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Jericho Rd, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-3264
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spiritual awareness comes to the forefront when you comprehend our Lord and Savior was scared to death praying in this area, yet still obeyed God and gave up His life for everyone.

Thank Toni G
Reviewed 4 days ago

A true garden in the desert, and olive trees some over 2000 years old and others more recently planted by the Pope on his visit. Very central to other biblical locations, Church of All Nations etc and Mary's tomb.

Thank rbuckell
Reviewed 4 days ago

If any place put me where Jesus was, this is it. The gnarled trunks and branches of the century old olive trees give a sense of time - or maybe better - timelessness of this Holy City. The grounds are beautifully kept, and unlike some...More

1  Thank PMJC
Reviewed 5 days ago

to left of Church of All Nations close to church in the back tree that was little in time of Jesus. Old because roots are growing out of it called shoots like the Branch (Jesus).

Thank terry m
Reviewed 5 days ago

Knowing that Jesus was in the garden here, praying before his arrest, trial and crucifxtion, it is an amazing place to behold. There is a serene, spiritual sense in walking in the garden. It is a beautiful place.

Thank Lori P
Reviewed 5 days ago

It all happened here..... the very old olive trees speak volume. The tree trunks are very old and have witnessed the numerous changes that had taken place from ages past. A significant place for Christians.

Thank Florajustin
Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful oasis of calm after the bustle of Old Jerusalem. If you are here on a Christian pilgrimage, this is the place for prayer. If you are of another faith or none, then just be, and enjoy the tranquility of the beautifully maintained garden.

Thank Travellers62
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is very meaningful because of the Bible events that took place here. I found the garden quite touching, because it was obviously not only well taken-care of, but it was set up in such a way as to promote thoughtfulness of the visitors....More

Thank LAS L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Realizing being present in this sacred garden of olive trees where Jesus prayed, suffered agony and was betrayed filled you spiritually. It felt peaceful up at the Mount of Olives and gave you an awesome view of the surrounding landscapes. The need to protect the...More

Thank Avril D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth seeing.. was a little disappointed not to be able to walk within and only around but was worth the visit just to see where "it" all went down.

Thank Christopher L
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Cindy M
How close can I get to the rock Jesus prayed right before his arrest? What times and days is the garden open?
August 25, 2015|
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Response from 939vesna | Reviewed this property |
I visited the Garden of gethsemane with a daily tour - 8 hours walking from the Mount of olives, along all the holly places, along Via dolorosa, time off for lunch in a nice armenian restaurant and the tour end at the Church... More
Cindy M
How close will I be able to come to the rock where Jesus prayed? This is the holiest moment of the Bible for me and I would like to make this visit in Sept. very special. What arrangements can I make? Cindy
August 25, 2015|
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Response from wizardofnoz | Reviewed this property |
At one time one of the Olive trees in the Garden, was considered to be as old as the times of Jesus. Later, carbon dating showed that it was less than 1000 yrs old. So it did not belong to the time of Jesus. The exact spot... More
Chuck S
How much are the tickets get in?
June 24, 2015|
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Response from buckfast39 | Reviewed this property |
It is religious site. No charge for entry. Only some postcard sellers outside. Like all churches there will be a donation box if you wish to leave something.