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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
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+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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A beautiful church

This church encompasses all the surrounding sites. It is a beautiful and peaceful structure that allows for reflection.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This church encompasses all the surrounding sites. It is a beautiful and peaceful structure that allows for reflection.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Inside this church, at the center of the front, there is a rock surrounded by a fence. This rock is believed to be where Jesus prayed in the Garden before His arrest. It was silent and beautiful inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Church during our tour of the Mount of Olives. It is just a short walk downhill from the Lion Gate of the Old City. The church hold s Special Holy Spirit of Peace and there was a short communion service during our visit for a large group of visiting pilgrims. If you're staying in the Old City... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church on the grounds of the Garden of Gethsemane. Entry welcome to all. Beautiful architecture and acoustics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church can be a mob scene so go early in the day. The church is built where legend says Jesus prayed on this rock . The church closes for private masses pretty regularly, so time your visit carefully.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is clearly built on the site of a much older one, and is supposed to have the rock on which Jesus wept blood.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Church is close to the mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane. The Church is very Beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Church of All Nations is at the bottom of the Mount of Olives. Purple alabaster can be found in the church that reflects the dark night of the soul for Jesus before his crucifixion. Even the windows are purple and make the space a cool, dark, peaceful place to rest and reflect in the middle of the day. It's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The Church of All Nations, also known as the Church of the Agony, sits at the base of the Mount of Olives and adjacent to the Garden of Gethsemane. It is built over the rock slab on which Christ prayed before His betrayal by Judas in the Garden. The Church is a solemn place. Pilgrims from around the world flock... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you have come this far then it's a must. This architect is responsible for so many of the Christian places of worship and the feeling here is deep. It completes the garden and overlooks the 8th gate. The importance is obvious to those who know the story of Christ

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