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“A part of Biblical History”

Garden of Gethsemane
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$670.00*
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Christian Tour to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv
Ranked #12 of 301 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.
Houston, Texas
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“A part of Biblical History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Of all the places that we visited while in Israel, I felt the greatest connection to the Garden of Gethsemane, second only to the Jordan River. Perhaps it was because of the very old and beautiful olive trees, or the incredibly peaceful nature in the garden, or the knowledge that Jesus was found in this area many times praying, and especially on his last night...or perhaps, because you can see across the valley to the Golden Gate of Jerusalem, and know you are viewing much of the same thing he did. Whatever the reason, this place is a lovely place to visit, and for those who are religious, to reflect. The Church that is built at the site has a large stone shrine inside that "tradition has" is the spot where Jesus prayed--it is also a nice place to see. Brush up on your biblical history for an enhanced visit to the Garden and the Mount of Olives!

Visited May 2013
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“The Similar Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

The "Garden of Gethsemane", next to the Church of the Agony is at the bottom of the Mount of Olives. In Israel, there is the real, the similar and the false. This is the place, or near by the place, that Christ was often with His disciples.

Visited July 2013
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“Ethereal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

There are so many historical and religious sites in Israel it's no wonder it's called the Holy Land. The Garden of Gethsemane is a holy place and a do not miss amongst so many amazing places to visit while in Israel.

Visited June 2013
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“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

I was with a larger tour group so we had the Garden to ourselves which made for a wonderful time of reflection. It is the perfect spot for remembering the sacrifice made for those of the Christian faith. We walked from the Mount of Olives down the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden. Although we were accosted at times by vendors, it was still worth walking down to the Garden. The best spot for pictures is the garden of very old olive trees right outside the Church of all Nations.

Visited June 2013
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“Mt of Olives Garden of Gethsemane”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

This was interesting and we really enjoyed the church next to the garden. The garden was smaller than we expected and we were lucky to meet one of the bishops that worked in the monastery there.

Visited February 2013
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