Garden of Gethsemane
Garden of Gethsemane
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Located outside the walls of Jerusalem, this beautiful garden among a grove of olive trees is thought to be the place where Jesus particularly enjoyed prayer and contemplation.
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  • Bluebellplasnewydd
    Cardiff, United Kingdom1,935 contributions
    A place for prayer
    This is one of the best known places in the New Testament with an extremely sad and poignant feel. The garden is beautifully laid out and tended. Some of the olive trees are said to be 2000 years old and certainly look it. It should be a place for quiet contemplation but the number of visitors make this difficult. Nevertheless a must see site.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 16 December 2022
  • rascall
    Thundersley, United Kingdom362 contributions
    A must see
    Beautiful and serene. Located on the Mount of Olives. Some of the olive trees are from the time that Jesus walked through the Garden of Gethsemane. No trip to The Holy Land is complete without visiting these Holy Gardens.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 18 December 2022
  • krys_k
    London, United Kingdom701 contributions
    Mystical and magical
    Arrived at dusk, during magic hour. The blue haze illuminating the walls of the old city above. Enclosed behind its own wall, the garden that played such a key part in the Messiah’s story…only to find it closed. But a lovely priest let us in for a few breaths and we had a brief moment with perhaps not the tree, but their roots that heard the whispered conversation between Jesus and his betrayer.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 February 2023
  • ScenicSights
    Wauwatosa, Wisconsin768 contributions
    Beautiful!!
    It's like a small pocket park with lots of incredibly old olive trees. You can walk around it really quickly and the Basilica is next door. Quite lovely though crowded.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 19 March 2023
  • Brenda S
    Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
    A place to evoke thought and prayer.
    This place is what you make of it. If you do not understand it's Christian significance it is just a walled garden with a few olive trees. There is no shade as such and I didn't see a place to sit but the Church next door is a wonderful space to complete any contemplation / prayer. It is free to visit and gives the visitor a unique understanding of its location to the city.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,814 contributions
    Jesus's agony and betrayal in this Garden
    This humble garden resonates with Christians. The Garden of Gethsemane is the place where Jesus went through the agony of betrayal and suffering the night before he was arrested. The next day, Jesus was crucified, dead and buried, before his resurrection. All four Gospels agree on Jesus' suffering and fate. The Garden of Gethsemane is at the base of the Mount of Olives.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 November 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,814 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
This humble garden resonates with Christians. The Garden of Gethsemane is the place where Jesus went through the agony of betrayal and suffering the night before he was arrested. The next day, Jesus was crucified, dead and buried, before his resurrection. All four Gospels agree on Jesus' suffering and fate. The Garden of Gethsemane is at the base of the Mount of Olives.
Written 14 November 2023
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Siana A
London, UK31 contributions
May 2023 • Business
I was delightful and a very nice atmosphere very organized . Israel is very responsive to here as there were so many but was able to get a good view of the site
Written 28 July 2023
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Busylady21
West Allis, WI170 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
This was a historic site where I could imagine myself at the scene. We spent almost an hour praying and contemplating. Our tour group had the space to ourselves, so we were able to have private time in the garden away from other visitors.
Written 20 July 2023
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Laura R
Guttenberg, NJ304 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
This is a small garden attached to the Church of All Nations. If you walk around it, it only takes minutes. But, you can sit and contemplate where you are and what has happened here. It is serene.
Written 1 July 2023
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rafaelrabello
Campinas, SP159 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
It is a holy place, the place that Jesus was betrayed by Judas. Very peaceful right besides of Church of All Nations.
It worths a visit, it is composed of eight centuries-old olive trees
Written 1 July 2023
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Rob M
Cheyenne, WY7,606 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Beautiful and well maintained. Parking can be challenging. However, this is a small, peaceful location that doesn't take long to see, yet it has a significant meaning.
Written 12 April 2023
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Brenda S
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This place is what you make of it. If you do not understand it's Christian significance it is just a walled garden with a few olive trees. There is no shade as such and I didn't see a place to sit but the Church next door is a wonderful space to complete any contemplation / prayer. It is free to visit and gives the visitor a unique understanding of its location to the city.
Written 1 April 2023
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ScenicSights
Wauwatosa, WI768 contributions
Mar 2023
It's like a small pocket park with lots of incredibly old olive trees. You can walk around it really quickly and the Basilica is next door. Quite lovely though crowded.
Written 19 March 2023
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SmartTraveler
Muar, Malaysia658 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Gethsemane was a favourite location of Jesus and the disciples at the fringe of Mount Olive. They gathered in solace with a rural ambiance. The roads to Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, and Bethany were also nearby. Judas Iscariot identified Jesus with a kiss for the Temple guards and Roman soldiers here. He was arrested and brought to High Priest Caiaphas in Sanhedrin.

These silent olive trees bore witness to the passion and agony of Jesus on the night of betrayal. We were told they remained untouched and carbon dated to 2 millenniums ago. There are 4 churches in the vicinity of Gethsemane. We are inside the Church of All Nations, built over the "Rock of the Agony".

Written 14 March 2023
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WorldTravellerSoon
Canada362 contributions
Feb 2023
Garden of Gethsemane is a peaceful and calm place and full of historical and religious implications. Thinking of Jesus once prayed there 2000 years ago makes the place special.
Written 8 March 2023
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