Mount of Olives
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- 98%History Buffs
- 81%Local Culture
- 75%Spiritual Seekers
- 75%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (28)
- Mount of OlivesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jan 16, 2014
Significant for both Jews and Christians the Mount of Olives covers a broad area and offers views of Old Jerusalem. With the many political upheavals and the many merchants who abound the area it's difficult to generate spirituality.
- Mount of OlivesMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Aug 18, 2013
The best view of the Old City you will get. Don't go too far into the town on top though, it gets a bit sketchy when you leave the tourist area.
- Mount of OlivesMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJan 14, 2013
If you want views of Jerusalem this is the place to go. It is a mountain ridge east of Jerusalem's Old City in East Jerusalem. It is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. It is said by believers that Jesus gave an end-time prophecy at this location.
- Mount of OlivesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Dec 02, 2012
Breathtaking view as always. The most popular spot for photos in the city. You can also take a camel for photo ops in this area. Most groups have their souvenir photo taken as a group in this area. Besides the touristy stuff, it is simply staring at history as you see the best view of the golden dome where Abraham was about to sacrifice Isaac, where the Muslims believed Mohammed went up to Allah, and for both Christians and Jews, this was the site of the second temple.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Mount of OlivesMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Oct 01, 2012
Focus on some of the most splendid views of the Old City, rather than the rather tiresome (and some times aggressive) hawkers peddling everything from guide books "with colour plates" (!) to camel rides. According to popular belief across Christianity, Judaism and Islam, come the Day of Judgment the Messiah will pass through the Mount of Olives, raise the righteous dead and pass through the (long since bricked up) Golden Gate. Accordingly, graves here are the most exclusive address in the world after death.
- Mount of OlivesMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 4First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Great views and multiple significant sites. Take a taxi to the top of the hill to Pator Noster, then walk down hill to Tombs of the Prophets, Dominus Flevit, Church of St. Mary Magdalene and Church of All Nations at the bottom.