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Reviewed April 20, 2016

I was struck by the beautiful Church of Saint Mary Magdalene. It is good to make a walk to this place and you will be filled with the same love of Mary of Magdala.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed April 5, 2016

This church which has much historical and religious significance but is nice to see more from the outside than the inside. It is only open for a few hours twice a week to non-Russian visitors.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed February 25, 2016

Attention-getting architecture. I found the entry gate...."the green door." I was not allowed to enter because I am not Orthodox. Be sure to snap a photo of the beautiful golden domes.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed February 20, 2016

The seven onion shaped dupolas are very prominent in the view that is Part of the Gathsemane complex,on the western slope of Mount of Olives

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed February 17, 2016

Peaceful church and gardens with interesting architecture. Nice to visit for a little serenity after walking the streets of Old Jerusalem.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed January 26, 2016

Mary Magdalene was the first to see Christ after his resurrection. The church was built by Tsar Alexander III in 1886 to honor his mother, Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Two martyred saints, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia and her fellow nun Varvara Yakovleva, are buried...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed December 13, 2015

A beautiful church with a spiritual garden. A small church surrounded by a very spiritual garden and with an amazing view of Temple mount. When you enter the church compound look for the left where there are 3 steps which used to be part of...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were there in December 2014. As it was just after Christmas the Church was full with many tou buses coming. The Church is very beautiful and very meaningful. I felt at peace when I walked in. i would highly recommend the Church as a...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed February 18, 2015

This church is in the Mount of Olives and is very beautiful , It was not opened when we were there, as it is only a couple of days per week. You get great views of the old city from there.

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed January 1, 2015

The church sits on the top of the Mount of Olives and with it's gilded onion domes certainly catches your attention, especially at night when it is all lit up. We did not go inside, but did enjoy the beautiful exterior and met some of...More

Date of experience: February 2014
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Only open on selected days. Not sure if Mondays are open.
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‫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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