Mt of Olives, Jerusalem

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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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  • The view of Jerusalem from this amount is excellent. It is definitely a must for Christians. The best of the mountain is the Getsemani Orchard and the view
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  • You get a view of Jerusalem which is also boring. All after hiking a million miles in the hot sun. Just say no!  more »
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  • I enjoyed this religious site. Well done!
  • Mt of olives is the best place to oversee old Jerusalem. There you will have the best view of the holy city. If you go at night time you will enjoy the lights of Jerusalem. If you go there be prepare to walk up hill is a really tiring walk don’t forget to put on your comfy shoes! I got there at sunset and by the time we got to the top there was a chorus singing and playing they where all dress on white and singing beautifully! No more words than just a peaceful place to be at
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