Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), Jerusalem

#12 of 94 in Historic Sites in Jerusalem
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Admire the huge portal mosaic depicting Jesus weeping over the fate of Jerusalem at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), sitting at the foot of the Mount of Olives. This Franciscan church features three large entrance arches, classical marble columns, and numerous vaults painted blue. Built in 1919-1924 funded by joint donations from Europe and both Americas, the church sits on the foundations of a Crusader chapel abandoned in 1345--which itself stood on the site of a 4th-century Byzantine basilica. A grove of ancient olive trees adorns the churchyard. Observe the devotees prostrate themselves upon the holy rock of agony where Jesus reportedly prayed before his arrest. Plan your visit to Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Jerusalem trip maker site.
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  • Beautiful newer church built by people from many different countries, hence the name. One of the most beautiful interiors in Jerusalem, even if not the most historic.  more »
  • This church gave me tingles! It was quiet and cool so a wonderful place to sit and meditate. It is a meaningful place to visit.  more »
  • Nice and amazing photos
  • The Church of All Nations in the Winepress of Oils - This church is clearly seen from everywhere in this area. An area full of sacred, sacred and special places. Miriam's Tomb Church, Dome of the Rock Mosque, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, City of David, Mount of Olives. It seems to me that it takes a long time to really see all these important places up close and to try to get to know them up close. Church of All Nations - Its location within an oil winepress explains its great importance. The Church of All Nations, since many states were partners in its establishment
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