Mount Scopus National Botanical Garden

Mount Scopus National Botanical Garden

Mount Scopus National Botanical Garden
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Lee S
Australia3,936 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Mount Scopus vantage point overlooking the Kidron valley to the old Jerusalem & the gold dome of Temple Mount + places. Wonderful viewing point.
Highly Recommend
Written 14 April 2022
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מיכאל ג
Near Jerusalem56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I love this botanical garden because it present Israel's native flora. However, it is not really a great tourist attraction, because it does not contain visually impressive plants (large colorful flowers, huge trees, exotic forms, or the like).
Written 22 November 2012
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AnnieF
Thornhill, Canada201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
the view from mount. Scopus is uplifting and surprising...worth a visit.
Written 8 November 2008
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jetsetter511
Suffolk123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a must-do! From a vantage point overlooking the vast Kidron Valley, which is traditionally identified by the Jewish, Muslims and Christians as the Valley of Decision - the place of final judgment - the views are uninterrupted and panoramic. The eye is quickly drawn towards Temple Mount, which is a large walled compound within the Old City of Jerusalem and the instantly recognisable Golden Dome of the Rock.

Closer by is the picturesque Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, a beautiful Russian Orthodox Church adorned by seven gilded onion domes, each topped by a Russian Orthodox cross.

There is so much else to see I could go on for a long while. We most certainly recommend this site; if you can go, don’t miss the opportunity.
Written 4 December 2019
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therese l
Cobleskill, NY839 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
I've seen photos taken here and a friend told me to make sure that our tour stopped at this point, so I was prepared for a wonderful view. What I was not prepared for was how emotional I felt as our tour guide prepped us for our first view of Jerusalem by playing Yerushalayim Shel Zahav on the bus loudspeaker as we rolled out of the tunnel exactly at sunset. Even as part of me dismissed it as cheesy, another part rolled with the excitement and awe. Our group took some time for photos and made a toast celebrating the occasion.
Written 12 January 2018
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,346 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
We were on a cruise ship tour and had just driven over 2 hours from Haifa port. This was our first stop and the guide pointed out the key sites as you stood atop Mt. Scopus looking down on the Old City of Jerusalem. What a panorama-- you need a good camera with at least 16x zoom to get the best photos. Just below and to the left is the Mount of Olives and several important sites--Church of All Nations, Blessed Virgin's Tomb,and the gold onion domed Church of Mary Magdalene. Out in front of you are the ramparts and fortified gates of the old city while the Dome of the Rock is clearly visible.
These views make Mt. Scopus is a great place to start your tour of Jerusalem.
Written 1 June 2017
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,728 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We were going to Masada with Bein Herim Tours and, to our delight, our meeting point was on top of the Mount Scopus! We had planned to take a bus there following the steps of Raquela, the protagonist of Ruth Gruber’s wonderful book, “Raquela”. The bombing of the bus with 40 doctors on board had happened in 1948 on the road leading to the Hadassah Hospital at Mount Scopus.

The vistas of Jerusalem from the top of the summit, 800 meters above the sea level, were totally breathtaking: you can see the Western Wall, the golden Dome of the Rock shining in the morning sun, the minarets… Such a gorgeous view to enjoy in the morning mist…
Written 12 April 2023
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glennharrold
Scotland, UK5,036 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
Scenic views and panoramas of Jerusalem - handy to get your bearings of the city and see iconic landmarks high up on the hill. Gardens uneventful tho!
Written 29 September 2019
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Howard P
Charleston, SC1,123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Mt Scopus overlook is one of several overlooks that provide a panoramic viewpoint over Jerusalem. A fabulous location to watch the sun set. A million dollar donor wall is located at the back of the viewing area. Recommend. Hope this helps.
Written 25 September 2019
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ2,017 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
At the lookout point there is a nice view of Jerusalem The garden isn't much while we were there but things were just starting to come out.
Written 26 April 2019
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