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“See 2,000 year-old Olive trees!”

Garden of Gethsemane
Ranked #13 of 257 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Visit this historic site where it is believed Jesus spent his last night praying. There are actual 2,000 year old olive trees still alive in this garden, so these may be the very trees that Jesus walked through as He prayed that night.

Inside the church is a stone which is believed to be the stone upon which the Lord wept that night as He contemplated His crucification.

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

What a privilege to see the Garden o Gethsemane~the olive trees have survived amidst all the pollution of the city for over 900 years. Our guide told us the fruit from the trees is harvested and made into oil for the lamps in the church.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Beautiful area, great place to sit down on a bench and reflect but you will have a significant amount of tourists buzzing around. Good view of the Eastern Gate and Wall.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

The garden was just as I imagined but much smaller. I understand it was four times as large in the time of Jesus, more like I had envisaged. Really brought the Bible story alive.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Seeing the actual olive trees that witnessed Jesus's torment is a moving experience. The church next to the garden has the original rock that Jesus prostrated himself on...tremendously moving.

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