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Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension

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Address: al-Tur Village, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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For a small fee you can see this little chapel which is said to be the last place Jesus touched earth before ascending. We were the only ones there but it is a nice starting point... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
Adam F
Winnipeg, Canada
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

A beautiful little gem tucked away on the top of Mount Olives, worth a visit if only due to the beautiful building. Built in AD 380 and rebuilt by the crusaders in the 12th Century to commemorate the place of Jesus' ascension. The stone in the chapel is where the footprint of Christ was left. There was a small entry... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Very special place that you will find walking the hill over Olive Mount. Simple but very special. It really deserves a visit. The only strange thing was a guy selling tickets to go inside - 5 NIS. In fact, there is a picture of him. You should check it out. You can take the bus 275 back to Damascus Gate.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

For a small fee you can see this little chapel which is said to be the last place Jesus touched earth before ascending. We were the only ones there but it is a nice starting point to tour the Mount of Olives.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not actually a church, more of a shrine that it is believed contains a rock that Jesus's foot stepped upon before ascending into heaven. Visit this site while your in the area viewing Mount of Olives and The church of Pater Noster. This is a brief visit stop. Cost: 5NIS ($1.30USD)

Thank Ann C
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The village of aTUR is on top of Mount of Olives you pass Augusta Victoria and El Mkhased hospitals,the village now part of Jerusalem is from the 15th Century, and 808 meter above Sea level,looking East,you may see on clear day the Dead Sea and Judea Desert.Looking west you have magnificent view of Jerusalem. Jesus in the act of blessing... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The fee that others are complaining about is fairly recent and only 5 NIS (around $1.25). It is not technically a church but a chapel as after the Crusaders lost Jerusalem to Saladin in 1187, a mosque was built next to the chapel which survived due to the reverence Muslims had for Christianity at the time. It is worth visiting... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

There's a review below complaining about the 5 Shekels entrance fee, saying the Lonely Planet guide says it should be free. It IS 5 Shekels, and that's what the guide book says as well. I would say the ticket vendor is a bit off hand, but not unpleasant at all The place itself is best described as okay - it's... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We had a very unpleasant experience in this place, I have written to the Ministry of Tourism, Israel about this and we are pending their reply. Meanwhile, we like to share our story and hope this can be a warning for anyone decide to visit Israel. We are two travelers from Hong Kong. During the month of Feb. 2016, we... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

at the top of mont of olives ...this site ruled by the muslim to whom you pay the entrance fees was a church commemorating the assencion of jesus to heaven 40 days after the resurection...since islam had adopted all the prophetes and stories from old and new testament with little changes they often will turn churches into mosq....inside the chapel... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

There was once a rotunda on this spot that was open to the sky where pilgrims could pray and contemplate Jesus' ascension to heaven. You can view "Ascension Rock", said to contain the right footprint of the Lord. The section of rock with the left footprint is believed to be in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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