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Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony)

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Address: Garden of Gethsemane | Foot of the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-628-3264
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Located on the Mount of Olives, this beautiful church was first built by...

Located on the Mount of Olives, this beautiful church was first built by the Byzantines in 379 and rebuilt between 1919 and 1924, whose construction was financed from contributions made by many countries.

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Church of All Nations/Garden of Gethsemane

Church of all Nations/Gethsemani Basilica/Basilica of the Agony commemorates the contributions made by many countries to its construction. Façade enclosed by an elegant wrought... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Church of all Nations/Gethsemani Basilica/Basilica of the Agony commemorates the contributions made by many countries to its construction. Façade enclosed by an elegant wrought iron doorway, stands at the top of a flight of steps. Gethsemane is one of the Christian sacred places. Today, it is still rich in olive trees hundreds of years old, twisted and gnarled. This may... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Garden was interesting but so many churches in this part of the world it was similar to others. Quiet and scenic location

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see church that peacefully sits in the Garden of Gethsemane, which is filled with thousand year old olive trees and imbued with the Biblical story of the last days that Jesus spent with the disciples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the privilege to spend an hour in this church on one evening of our tour. The site has a sacredness about it and one cannot help but make a reflection on their own life - "why am I alive?"; "what is the purpose of my life". It is a place of deep spiritual connections for those of us... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church stands at the foot of Mount Olives and is built on the rock on which Jesus was said to have prayed in agony the night before he was crucified. This place, along with the adjacent Garden of Gethsemane is a place where people like to meditate, especially at night. The interior of the church is in semi darkness.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If only for the large crowd, this basilica, next to the Garden of Gethsemane, is a good place for silence and meditation of the passion of Christ. To think that one is on the very place where Christ prayed and later betrayed by Judas Escariot is overwhelming. The beautiful dark interior of the church is designed to emote this feeling.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice visit right next to the Garden of Gethsemane. The church is quite beautiful and worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another nice monumental church over a religiously significant site. The site of Jesus betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very beautifully somber place. I sat in this church for a while, quietly, and just thought. It is really annoying, however, when you get tourists who do not respect the signs asking for silence and who continue to chatter all through the church. Or who let their children run crazy inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place so beautiful you just have to sit inside and take it all in! The mosaic work and gold foil really capture the eyes, the memory of the agonies Jesus was suffering also add extra meaning to the visit.

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