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Garden of Gethsemane

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Address: 602 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85745-2823
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sculptures depicting biblical scenes in city park along west bank of Santa...

sculptures depicting biblical scenes in city park along west bank of Santa Cruz River

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I enjoyed this small hidden gem. It is a quick stop with an interesting back story. You can almost forget your busy surroundings here. I appreciate Tucson preserving these... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
Erin H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed this small hidden gem. It is a quick stop with an interesting back story. You can almost forget your busy surroundings here. I appreciate Tucson preserving these statues. It is across the street from Fina's Tree (Tucson's largest) which also has an interesting little story.

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Thank Erin H
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Very short distance from downtown tucked near a bridge over the Santa Cruz River on Congress. Felix Lucero created the religious sculptures to fulfill a promise that brought him back safely from WWI .Good story on a plaque. Very nice and protected area. It it is also adjacent to the shaded Santa Cruz linear river park.

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Tempe, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

The last time we visited the garden was in sad shape. I'm happy to say that the upkeep is happening at a swift speed and the statues are being restored! For being right off the freeway, the garden is extremely peaceful and fabulous for reflection and solitude.

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Thank Hannahbears_mom
Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

We visited the Garden the other day and it is easy to find, just west of Interstate 10 on Congress Street, turn North on Bonita Ave. There is a paved parking area, well maintained grounds in a serene setting.

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1 Thank DesertBoomers
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

This small garden houses religious sculptures by Feliz Lucero. Some earlier reviewers said they were in disrepair but when we were there an artist was there working on them. The garden and sculptures were being maintained. I don't recall that there was an admission fee required but I think they may accept donations to help fund the upkeep.

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1 Thank CrankingChick
Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

Very inspiring. Very interesting history of its creation. Unfortunately, it has not held up well in the elements.

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1 Thank Beavin
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

This attraction is difficult to find. It is just west of I-10 and is far removed from anything else tourism oriented. As another reviewer stated, it is in a state of disrepair. However, restoration is underway and is expected to be completed in a couple years. In the meantime, it is a sad spectacle which has been subject to vandalism... More 

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2 Thank pundit705
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

This little garden is a must see in my book! The statues will not speak because this is not Disneyland, but there is an amazing history and a place that is probably overlooked by a lot of visitors to Tucson. For many years a person could visit at any hour of the day or night, but now there is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

relaxing and lets your mind wander a little park with ceramic larger than life size staues of religous figures.

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Thank noseahereaz
green valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

very conforting and interesting to know how this came about

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