GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE
Garden of Gethsemane
The Garden of Gethsemane is a magnificent 1200 square meters urban garden among a grove of olive trees, located adjacent to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, and is the place where Jesus went with his disciples to pray after the Last Supper on the eve of his crucifixion. Successively, the garden became an important pilgrimage site for Christians and a highlight site for any trip to Jerusalem. In addition to its religious significance, a study revealed that the olive trees in the garden are some of the oldest in the world approximately 2,000 years old and still producing olive until today.
Beside the garden stands the Church of All Nations, also known as (The Basilica of the Agony), built over the rock where Jesus is believed to have prayed the night before he was crucified. The church is particularly recognized by the fabulous mosaic above the entrance, which depicts Jesus and his disciples.
About 100 meters north of the church is the Grotto of Gethsemane, a place that Jesus visited often while he was in Jerusalem, and also the place where he was arrested after his betrayal. Despite all renovations, this place has preserved the same appearance it had during the Christ’s times.
On a short walk from the Grotto of Gethsemane, is the place where most Eastern Christians assume it to be the location of the Christ’s mother tomb. Visiting the site represents a memorable experience, a holy place, packed with iconography, decorations and a medieval portrait of the Madonna and Child.
The Mount of Olives area, is full of historical and religious locations and is a must visit for Jerusalem visitors. Also, it is just a 10 minute walk away from the Old City.
Sunday - Thursday
Friday - Saturday
Phone #: 02-6266444
Address: Mount of Olives