Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem

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Garden · Historic Site
Pilgrims and curious travelers alike visit Garden of Gethsemane, where the Gospels of Mark and Matthew claim that Jesus slept the night before his capture by the Romans. This olive grove, at the base of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, contains some trees that recent scientific dating found at least a millennium old. The Franciscan order has held responsibility for the site since 1361. You can visit during Mass, or offer prayers in solitude inside the basilica at the garden's edge. Before you head to Jerusalem, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Jerusalem tour itinerary site, to make sure you see all that Jerusalem has to offer, including Garden of Gethsemane.
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  • This is one of the most important places to visit if you are pilgrimaged Holy Land ! Difficult to explain in simple sentences greatest role of this garden during life and death of Jesus Christ! This.....  more »
  • Visiting the place, made me want to cry. It felt like Holy Ground. I wish I could have stayed the whole day.  more »
  • The garden is nothing special, small and maintained, next to it there is a church, the architecture is nice. Make sure to visit the grotto next to this opposite church. One of a kind.
  • Worth going when you’re in Jerusalem. I guess, if you’re religious, especially of Christian faith of course, this place will definitely please you as according to the gospels Jesus is believed to have prayed in agony and was arrested the night before his crucifixion.

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