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Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery

Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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“buried here” (8 reviews)
“burial ground” (3 reviews)
“grave stones” (2 reviews)
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Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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"buried here"
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"burial ground"
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"grave stones"
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"rows and rows"
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"menachem begin"
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"old city"
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"oskar schindler"
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"prime minister"
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"religious history"
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"golden gate"
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"lots of history"
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"ancient times"
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"walled city"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the top of the cemetery on my bus tour and we were treated to gorgeous views of the city. It was awesome to learn about the history from the perch on top, but you have to remember that people still live here...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this isn't a just come and see and it isn't nearly as fun as a New Orleans Cemetery, this stop either requires some preparation or a guide to tell you what you are looking at, other than a bunch of dead people. Very important to...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This necropolis is the most ancient and important Jerusalem cemetery. Burials began on Mount of Olives more than 3,000 year ago in the First Temple Period (Solomon’s Temple), and contains about 300,000 tombs. The site is across the Kidron Valley from Temple Mount. According to...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

It is highly recommended to visit the place from the foot of Mount of Olives. At the foot of the Mountain, there are many old and neglected gravestones. The old grave stones are relatively small and simple. Walking up the Mountain, many new and large...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

You can see the tombs and it is very interesting to study them. The differences between American cemeteries is interesting.

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is a moving place. Start at the viewing platform on the Mount of Olives and then walk down the hill to Gethsemane. The place points as much to the future as to the past. It is a silent but eloquent testimony to the Jewish...More

Thank Desi M
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Up the Mount of Olives there are Jewish Cementaties all around. They are huge with a spectacular view of Jerusalem.

Thank Piotrul
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Some more than thousand year old tombs, one goes through History in this amazing site. Sacred for Jews, it is an indeniable part of the city. The best is to go with a guide, so that one will have a good idea of many stories...More

Thank carlosmp
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The olive trees, the view of the City of Jerusalem, being where Jesus wept over the city and where he will return to...so much to absorb in a short visit. This is a must stop for everyone who makes the pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Thank Jilllbk
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

This is a cemetery, so, it is not a typical tourist stop. What makes it interesting is that it was established outside the Old City because the Jewish faith requires, for reasons of ritual purity that, where possible, gravesites be established outside of areas of...More

Thank dante180
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Lidia E
1 January 2018|
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Response from coconutugly | Reviewed this property |
The entry is unmanned, so you can go in. If you know where the graves are then that’s a big plus, because there isn’t anyone there to help you. I hope this helps.
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