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Review of Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives
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$145.00*
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Full-Day Trip of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv
Ranked #7 of 315 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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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).
Reviewed June 29, 2014

I had a reason to visit so my encounter all-the-more special. I was there to find my GGG grandfather (Rabbi from Poland) and I did. Amazing experience.

However for others not so connected, a walk down into the Kedron Valley and then up the hill to the top of the cemetery is well worth the effort. The view of old Jerusalem is unmatched and you can see from the top the security wall the Isrealis are building between them and the West Bank.

It is hard to believe that the Jordanian army used to occupy this hillside back in the late 1960s. So much historically to take in, both recent and ancient.

Actually travelled there July 2011.

Thank SteveAussie
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a Jewish cemetery in modern times, at the foot of the Mount the are mounds where the site of the Crucifixion took place. For me it was a defining, inspiring time I will never forget

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

Impressive to see, lots of burial places and it is believed that when Jesus returns these are the first people that will be resurrected. The site is very impressive.

Thank Neluta G
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

there is a great view over the City and area and some People offers a ride on a camel.

It is not a very busy place and it is not even easy to drive here by your self, but if you get it sortet, it is a really nice place.

Thank mschroedl
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Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

The Mount of Olives is 80% covered by densely packed Jewish graves. However there are also some churches and gardens and at the top a viewpoint with some camels - for the photo opportunity! The view is great - it the classic postcard view of Jerusalem. HOWEVER - try to come in the morning - by mid afternoon the sun is behind the city and you'll be looking straight into the sunshine!

2  Thank Neil R
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