Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension

Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension

Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension
4
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
The area

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles155 reviews
Excellent
48
Very good
48
Average
46
Poor
4
Terrible
9

Laura R
Guttenberg, NJ300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This is where Jesus ascended into heaven. The church is built on the stone which is supposedly the footprint of Jesus as he ascended. It is a small place, with much historical significance.
Written 1 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SmartTraveler
Muar, Malaysia865 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We are inside The Church of Ascension of Christ. It was built upon the footprint of Jesus, before his ascension to Heaven. Poimenia, a pious and wealthy Roman lady funded and built a Byzantine church on the site in 384CE. Mount Olives became a Waqf, after the fall of Jerusalem in 1187CE. It was converted into a mosque. Saladin handover it back as a church as goodwill. Arabic inscriptions, qibla, and mihrab are visible inside the church.

We are at the footprint of Jesus. It was embedded in The Rock of Ascension. The Ascension of Christ is another milestone in the New Testament.
Written 16 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,370 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
A small dome on the Mount of Olives, we had to wait in line for some minutes while other groups went inside. Once inside, it took just a minute or two to see and pray there, so it was a fast visit. It was a little cramped inside, we were a group of 50. Definitely a must-do on a Holy Land tour!
Written 6 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

crabapple58
Avon, CT184 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
What a fire trap! Lines of pilgrims waiting for a chance to enter this small space(paying 10 shekels to do so) and hover over the footprint of Jesus with candles burning all around and visitors kneeling and throwing crosses and tokens into the footprint, ...
If this is important to you as a pilgrim..go for it, Otherwise it is a firetrap.
Written 21 November 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Angel Lazar
Jerusalem, Israel153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I came here for the Ascension Festival on Ascension Day when all the Orthodox served Holy Liturgies simultaneously. A day to remember... From this Rock, Jesus ascended & shall come again here! A must-visit!

I just wish we could adorn the chapel with Byzantine Icons especially of Jesus and His Ascension!

Pretty much across the street is the Lookout Point, a wide angle view overlooking Jerusalem!
Written 26 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,268 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We stopped here while on a pilgrimage early in the day. Best time to visit since the crowds were not there yet. From the view of an amateur photographer, this subject is intriguing. Ancient walls and the dark interior of the small church beckon. Since on a tour, my gear was a pocket camera and it worked well. A DSLR would be OK if it has a zoom lens. Lighting varies. Inside it is dark, so adjust ISO. Look around. There are some stones from the earliest church on display which lend themselves to detail shots.
Written 3 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ECLadines
Paranaque, Philippines2,749 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Had a quick visit here which sits in the middle of an octagonal walls of ruined Crusader church. Good thing there were some great souvenir stuffs in the premises here that we were able to buy in such a short time.
Written 29 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

brit933
Solbjerg, Denmark215 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The most interesting part was an imprint in the rock that claimed to be the footprints of Jesus as he ascended to heaven. If you are int archeology the hitory of the place is interesting
Written 8 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,693 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Church (Dome) of the Ascension was built in the Byzantine era around 380 AD. The Muslims took control from the Crusaders in 1198 and converted the chapel into a mosque. Today you’ll find a minaret and small, deteriorated and plain rotunda inside a walled enclosure. The Chapel marks the spot where Jesus ascended into Heaven after His resurrection, as described in the Gospels. The Dome contains an imprint of Jesus’ right foot before His Ascension (the left footprint is in the Al-Aqsa Mosque). The Mount of Olives has 3 other sites that commemorate the Ascension. We didn’t get to visit these, but I can tell you this one, as part of a mosque, is disappointing. Still, if you’re on a pilgrimage, you’ll want to stop here for the religious significance to Christians.
Written 1 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JP Explorer
Vienna, Austria457 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
the presumed site where Jesus ascended. (the muslims celebrate it in a mosque just next to it). However the site did not do it for me - the two caretakers demand a small fee to enter and or the leaflet and the place is very small. Can be skipped if you don't go for the religious significance.
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 82
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension, Jerusalem

All Jerusalem HotelsJerusalem Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Jerusalem
All things to do in Jerusalem
Day Trips in Jerusalem
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire