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Church of Saint Mary Magdalena

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Address: Gethsemane Convent, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-628-4371
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ill never be maria magdelena

A beautiful rusion chruch next to the olive mountain. My advice is to put the Sandra song and to fill this place

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the Old City it’s a beautiful sight. Getting there wasn’t so easy. They could use some better signage. When we finally got there we walked inside to find that it’s essentially a beautiful foyer. It would have been better if we just settled for seeing it from afar.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A beautiful rusion chruch next to the olive mountain. My advice is to put the Sandra song and to fill this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This Church is open to non-Orthodox visitors on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00-12:00. As you enter the grounds of the church you wander through lush and serene gardens. We were keen to see the tomb of Princess Alice, mother in law of Queen Elizabeth but was unavailable. Instead we saw the tombs of 2 saints, Elizabeth and Barbara. We were... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful church in Russian architecture dedicated to Mary Magdalene. It's only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm. The domes are a sight to behold. The interiors are done beautifully. It's very peaceful in there.

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

From anywhere in Jerusalem you see the beautiful Golden Domes and wonder what is inside there. As you walk down the Mt. Olivet you see the large stone wall with only a steal door with a lock. On our pilgrimage, our Eastern Orthodox Melkite Greek Father was able to talk the young nun into letting us visit for a short... More 

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Loreto, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I was struck by the beautiful Church of Saint Mary Magdalene. It is good to make a walk to this place and you will be filled with the same love of Mary of Magdala.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Attention-getting architecture. I found the entry gate...."the green door." I was not allowed to enter because I am not Orthodox. Be sure to snap a photo of the beautiful golden domes.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The seven onion shaped dupolas are very prominent in the view that is Part of the Gathsemane complex,on the western slope of Mount of Olives

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Peaceful church and gardens with interesting architecture. Nice to visit for a little serenity after walking the streets of Old Jerusalem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Mary Magdalene was the first to see Christ after his resurrection. The church was built by Tsar Alexander III in 1886 to honor his mother, Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Two martyred saints, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia and her fellow nun Varvara Yakovleva, are buried in the church. It is a beautiful church with outstanding view to the Old Jerusalem.... More 

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