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“A bit underwhelming”

Church of Saint Mary Magdalena
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

You can easily get "holied-out" in the area, this is a must for Catholics, but could be missed if you're not

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Reviewed November 11, 2014

The church is a part of an Orthodox convent, and can only be accessed on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 12 a.m. You can buy some nice souvenirs there, such as honey, incense, candles and pictures of Russian tzar family.

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Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you compare another sightseeing in Jerusalem, this church is not too much visited. Is nice spend some time there if you go climb Mount of Olives.

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

My wife and I visited Jerusalem in May 2014. Once we left Mount Zion we proceeded to the Mount of Olives. This church was our first stop. Seven gilded onion domes, each topped by a tall Russian orthrodox cross, make the church of St Mary Magdalene one of Jerusalem's most picturesque sights. The church stands on the western slope of the Mount of Olives above the Garden of Gethsemane and the church of All Nations. It commemorates Mary from Magdala. Mary is named in the gospels as being present at Christ's crucifixion and who was the first recorded witness of His resurrection.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

This church on the Mt. of Olives built in the 19th century in honor of the Czar's wife. The entire compound has beautiful gardens and church used by the Russian Orthodox nuns as well as incoming tourism. Want to visit, just press on the intercom any morning and the nuns may allow you in for a visit.

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