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Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives Road, Jerusalem, Israel

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4.5 out of 5
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  • Mount of OlivesPro 2014
    Jaak Treiman
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    3 Jan 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.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory BuffsLocal CultureSpiritual Seekers
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  • Mount of OlivesPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    5 Aug 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.

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  • Mount of OlivesPro 2014
    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Jan 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.

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  • Mount of OlivesPro 2014
    Maan @Travel Binge
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    5 Dec 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
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    . Troy
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    5 Oct 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.

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    Dennis Rose
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    5 Jul 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.

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    4 Aug 22, 2013
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    5 May 28, 2013
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    balla remus
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    2 Apr 01, 2013

    Is the most splendid view of the Old City. I was in 2011 year
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East of the Old City in East Jerusalem lies the Mount of Olives, a site with great significance to the Jewish and Christian faiths. The New Testament says Jesus spoke of the end of days there, while the site is also home to a 3,000 year-old Jewish cemetery. The olive trees that once dotted the hill are gone but much of the history and artifacts remain intact, as does the dramatic panoramic view of the city that allows you to see the gold roof of the Dome of the Rock and both the Old and New Cities as well.
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