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Russian Church and Tower of the Ascension

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Address: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-628-4373

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Beautiful but cool reception

Andy and Wendy: Well worth a visit - beautiful church and tower (can't go up) with a view all the way to the Dead Sea. Nuns are a bit unfriendly, but a delightful old monk. Men... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Andy and Wendy: Well worth a visit - beautiful church and tower (can't go up) with a view all the way to the Dead Sea. Nuns are a bit unfriendly, but a delightful old monk. Men should wear long trousers and women wear dresses to avoid getting a word. Bit hard to find: walk up the road from the Mount... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Russian Orthodox is located in the heart of Jerusalem, it’s really wonderful, peaceful place, inside is very beautiful and different, not open every day just only open Tuesday and Thursday, entry free!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Well-cared and beautiful church with some historical meaning to Russian orthodox. Not as crowded as some other churches on Mount of Olives but nevertheless it's not to miss!

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

You have to read about this place before you visit . About the Russians orthodoxs who came to visit the holy places.

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Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

The Russian Orthodox compound is not always open to the general public but is for Russians. It is a beautiful complex upon an area with rich Christian history. and fabulous views as it is on Mt.of Olives.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

This is the most wonderful and peaceful place on the Mount of Olives. It is often missed from every ones lists. Only open Tuesday And Thursday until 1pm. The sisters are very friendly and very happy to answer any questions you have. Add this to your trip and you won't be disappointed.

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