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“Very good view of the old city!”
Review of Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem
Ranked #7 of 308 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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).
Ione
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“Very good view of the old city!”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Great view of the old city and we rode a camel named Kojak at the top of the hill across from the hotel. Beware of people trying to sell branches from the "garden of Gethsemane" at the entrance before buying your ticket in. They are probably not even from the garden itself. If they really did take them from the garden trees, noting the large amount they were attempting to sell, the trees would be bare. The sellers got abusive with us when we refused to buy them. Other than that it was an intersting walk and a great place to take pictures.

Visited November 2011
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“A certain peace and quitness about this place”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

The place has a certain calm and serenity, that only once can experience when you get there. Thank you Morris from Ashdod !.

Visited October 2012
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Mill Creek, Washington
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“Great view of the city!”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

There isn't a better view of Old City than from Mount of Olives. Stop by the church then walk down the (steep) road for some incredible views.

Visited August 2012
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Noventa Padovana, Italy
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“Go by feet”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

I walked down from the Lion Gate and up to the top, with a Stop at the Getzemani. Going by feet I've enjoyied each single step. Walking on the way throu the Cemetery and breathing the air of that sunny day was great. From the top you will see Walls and the structure of the Old City.

Visited October 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Got into a fight with a taxi driver”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Absolute mess. Got into a fist fight with another cockroach taxi driver.

Whatever you do, I advise going with a hotel or a private driver.

The evil taxi drivers waiting outside the Garden of Gesemnene and the Mount of Olives will literally grab your shirt and try to drag you to their cabs - total losers. Why do keep breeding?

Visited October 2012
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