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Church of Saint Mary Magdalena

Gethsemane Convent, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-4371
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Gethsemane Convent, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-4371
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

This monumental church is located on Mount of Olives is a rich decorated church, dedicated by the Russian Tzar in 1899. With its seven gilded domes you can see it from many places in Jerusalem. You must observe strict rules for dress code when entering...More

Thank Lars M
Reviewed May 24, 2017

It is difficult to visit, as they publish very short hours but sometimes as it happened to me on a Sunday it was open, with a lot of russian tourists, it is very interesting also to understand about the Mother of Prince Philip that is...More

Thank Temper43
Reviewed May 7, 2017

One of the interesting attractions at the Mount of Olives is the Church of Saint Mary Magdalena, situated along the street just above the Church of All Nations. The church was built by Tsar Alexandr III in 1885 in Russian Orthodox style. Sadly, visiting times...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The Orthodox Church of Saint Mary Magdalena is only opened to visitors on Tuesday and Thursday from 10-12 unless you have made prior arrangements. If the door is closed and you are here during these hours ring the buzzer to the left. The church grounds...More

2  Thank Ann C
Reviewed April 8, 2017

The church of the holy Mary Magdalena is on the lower slopes of the Mount of Olives, you can see it in the distance of you look in the Eastern direction from the Temple Mount. We took a taxi to the top of the Mount...More

Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We made a special pilgrimage to the church which is only open for a few hours each week so you'll need to plan ahead! The church is absolutely magnificant with brightly shining golden domes beneath a deep blue sky. The interior is full of wonderful...More

Thank CyberSecureDave
Reviewed February 5, 2017

I was with a group of Russian friends when we visited so, although I am not Russian orthodox, we were able to visit (note: it is open to others only Tuesday and Thursday mornings) The Church of Mary Magdalene, which we could see while atop...More

2  Thank denver60
Reviewed January 10, 2017

the place is a church for the greek orthodox so if you are not one of them it is harder to get in. tuesday noon it is open for everyone but usually it is not easy for non orthodox. i got lucky to visit with...More

Thank איתמר ב
Reviewed November 20, 2016

From the Old City it’s a beautiful sight. Getting there wasn’t so easy. They could use some better signage. When we finally got there we walked inside to find that it’s essentially a beautiful foyer. It would have been better if we just settled for...More

Thank CarolnRobb
Reviewed November 2, 2016

A beautiful rusion chruch next to the olive mountain. My advice is to put the Sandra song and to fill this place

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Helena B
December 16, 2016|
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Response from Tessa A | Reviewed this property |
Only open on selected days. Not sure if Mondays are open.
Christine S
December 4, 2016|
Response from oversaw | Reviewed this property |
‫The telephone number over there is 026284371 you can call them and ask. The visit time is tuesday and thursday 10.00-12.00 wish you marry christmas‬
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