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Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony)

Garden of Gethsemane | Foot of the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-3264
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Garden of Gethsemane | Foot of the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday

The church is full of excellent paintings. A very religious environment is maintained though huge crowds present at all times of the day.

Thank Anton E
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This church like many other churches was designed by Antonio Barluzzi. This church was built over the rock which Jesus may have prayed the night before he was arrested. 12 nations contributed towards financing the building of the church and hence there are 12 domes...More

Thank BunburyTim61
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Anther place where a church has been built to try to preserve places important to Christianity but too bad it serves to glorify the church instead of the place.

Thank Jotum
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful church to sit in before going up the Mount of Olives. Beautiful exterior as well as on the inside.

Thank AJV06
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Church of Nations is dark and powerful. The mosaic of the cupolas are amazing. It is a very moving feeling. I had to go back a second time.

Thank Karen V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church was nice. We got to go when not many people were here. So this was nice as we could go at a slower place. Make sure to dress modest to show respect.

Thank Nykkyl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to visit , just beside the garden of Gethsemane. The church has huge illustrations that depict the stature of Jesus Christ during the agony he experienced. Feels solemn inside .

Thank doctorfoxtrot
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church was built to be dark to mirror the despondency and agony of Christ. The unusual strong purple glazing gives a low light level, and is quite beautiful. The large apse has a powerful image of Christ as a lonely, solitary figure, slumped in...More

Thank BarbaraAnn37
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful church illustrating the Agony in the Garden of Jesus Christ before his arrest and crucifixion. Built by donations from many nations.

Thank John P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorites in the Holy Land! Built with the altar over the rock of the agony of Jesus, this church is both spiritually very moving and eye-popping beautiful. Together with the garden it is a must see for every Christian.

Thank peglegdebs
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17 November 2016|
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Free, both for the church and the garden.
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