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Garden of Gethsemane

Jericho Rd, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-3264
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Located outside the walls of Jerusalem, this beautiful garden among a grove of olive trees is thought to be the place where Jesus particularly enjoyed prayer and contemplation.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Jericho Rd, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-3264
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Reviewed yesterday

This visit was a unique experience. The olive garden was beautiful and in the middle of it was an aged olive tree that testified a betrayal. I felt like experiencing the scene with Jesus praying in Gethsemane's garden after the Last Supper. Suddenly Judas appeared,...More

Thank discoverpaths
Reviewed 5 days ago

Holy Garden at the valley of Mount Olive means ' Oil Press' witnessed Jesus's prayers before crucifixion and we felt as if it still echoed there. and being blessed. We prayed there with utmost divinity. The glance of holy rock having blood stains being kept...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a fenced garden you can't get into, containing a few olive trees and the word "Peace" marked in front of them. I suppose we have olive trees where I live, and some are probably as old as these, so I didn't appreciate the trees...More

Thank Jean-Philippe M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is nice, nothing extra special by itself. The real attraction is the church the garden leads to, and if you're at the church you might as well spend a couple of minutes at the garden.

Thank danelran
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful garden that showcases olive trees that were originally from the time of Christ. Incredible to review the history of all the things that happened in this place from the Olivet discourse to the arrest. Admission is free to the garden and you can also...More

Thank FlyWithKids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice garden where Jesus believed to have prayed and where he got arrested by the Roman soldiers to take him to be crucified. It is mentioned in the Bible .

Thank meero26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to admit this didn't look like I imagined - but that's ok, I imagined wrong! They have olive trees that are hundreds of years old and apart from the huge church (which you are welcome to visit and pray in if you like)...More

Thank Hazel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within the Garden is the "Rock of Agony", the Basilica of the Agony, and the Church of All Nations. A must see for Christian pilgrims.

Thank nikonman50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with a pilgrim group and we were able to reserve a space in part of the garden where we were able to sit, meditate pray and experience the garden without all of the crowds. Its well worth a visit

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful to see olive trees that would have been there in biblical times already! A calm oasis as you walk from the Mount of Olives to the Old City.

Thank Catherine P
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Cindy M
26 August 2015|
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Response from 939vesna | Reviewed this property |
I visited the Garden of gethsemane with a daily tour - 8 hours walking from the Mount of olives, along all the holly places, along Via dolorosa, time off for lunch in a nice armenian restaurant and the tour end at the Church... More
Cindy M
26 August 2015|
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Response from wizardofnoz | Reviewed this property |
At one time one of the Olive trees in the Garden, was considered to be as old as the times of Jesus. Later, carbon dating showed that it was less than 1000 yrs old. So it did not belong to the time of Jesus. The exact spot... More
Chuck S
25 June 2015|
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Response from buckfast39 | Reviewed this property |
It is religious site. No charge for entry. Only some postcard sellers outside. Like all churches there will be a donation box if you wish to leave something.