Featuring prominently in the New Testament, Mt of Olives serves as a site of religious pilgrimage for Jews and Christians alike. Jewish scripture identifies the mountain as King David's escape route from Absalom and the site of some of Jesus' prophesies. Much of the mountain serves as a Jewish cemetery for important figures, as many believe Messiah will first return to this spot and resurrects the Jews buried there. Visit the many pilgrimage stops on the mountain, such as the teardrop-shaped modernist Franciscan church. Arrange your visit to Mt of Olives and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem trip planner.
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Mt of Olives Reviews
The Mount of Olives is part of the city landscape of Jerusalem. Until we saw this first-hand, we did not realize Mount of Olives was actually downtown Jerusalem and a mere elevation in the actual... more »
A beautiful pilgrimage site, a different place from the bustle and noise of Jerulasem Fortress. Across the Mount of Olives, the Savior's triumphal entry into Jerusalem took place. The last nights... more »
A beautiful and historic place that you have to visit. Very peaceful and holy area. Several key events in the life of Jesus, as related in the Gospels, took place on the Mount of Olives, and in the Acts of the Apostles it is described as the place from which Jesus ascended to heaven.
Important place, but I didn't find anything at the actual peak. Not far away, and slightly higher is the Dome of the Ascension. Definitely go there!
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