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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Russian Church of Maria Magdalena is where the great passion of the Kaiser, the great Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, is buried. She was a Hesse cousin who refused the Kaiser and married the Tsar's uncle. After his death, in an attempt, she renounced everything and founded...More

Thank Ilzo A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the incredible luck to have a guided tour and the guide was Father Roman, who knows everything about this church, had the keys to every door, opened for us a cave that is normally locked and gave us permission to see the holy...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Lucky we were let into the grounds, as there is limited visiting hours. Be prepared to wear head covering. Beautiful grounds. Lovely church.

Thank christychristy1
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Built in the 19th century by the Russians with typical Orthodox onion shaped domes to honor the patron Saint of the Czar's family. From afar it dominates the area. Interior is very pretty with icons.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The domes of the church are beautiful. The interior is simple and elegant. Need to take some stairs to get to this quiet church.

Thank Kun Daniel J
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I wanted to visit this church - but the visiting hours are so restrictive that it is almost impossible! So I have been to the gate once, and in the neighborhood a few times!!

1  Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This monumental church is located on Mount of Olives is a rich decorated church, dedicated by the Russian Tzar in 1899. With its seven gilded domes you can see it from many places in Jerusalem. You must observe strict rules for dress code when entering...More

Thank Lars M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

It is difficult to visit, as they publish very short hours but sometimes as it happened to me on a Sunday it was open, with a lot of russian tourists, it is very interesting also to understand about the Mother of Prince Philip that is...More

Thank Temper43
Reviewed 7 May 2017

One of the interesting attractions at the Mount of Olives is the Church of Saint Mary Magdalena, situated along the street just above the Church of All Nations. The church was built by Tsar Alexandr III in 1885 in Russian Orthodox style. Sadly, visiting times...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The Orthodox Church of Saint Mary Magdalena is only opened to visitors on Tuesday and Thursday from 10-12 unless you have made prior arrangements. If the door is closed and you are here during these hours ring the buzzer to the left. The church grounds...More

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Response from Tessa A | Reviewed this property |
Only open on selected days. Not sure if Mondays are open.
5 December 2016|
Response from oversaw | Reviewed this property |
‫The telephone number over there is 026284371 you can call them and ask. The visit time is tuesday and thursday 10.00-12.00 wish you marry christmas‬
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