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  • 1. Mount of Olives Observation Point

    Mount of Olives | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    The Old City, with its landmark domes and towers, is squarely within your lens in this classic, picture-postcard panoramic view. It's best in...Read More

  • 2. Church of Mary Magdalene

    Mount of Olives | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    With its sculpted white turrets and gold onion domes, this Russian Orthodox church looks like something out of a fairy tale. It was dedicated...Read More

  • 3. Dominus Flevit

    Mount of Olives | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Designed by Antonio Barluzzi in the 1950s, the tear-shaped church—its name means "The Lord Wept"—preserves the New Testament story of Jesus...Read More

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  • 4. Garden of Gethsemane

    Kidron Valley | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    After the Last Supper, the New Testament relates, Jesus and his disciples walked to the Mount of Olives, to a "place" called Gethsemane, where...Read More

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  • 5. Garden Tomb

    East Jerusalem | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A beautifully tended English-style country garden makes this an island of tranquillity in the hurly-burly of East Jerusalem. What Christian...Read More

  • 6. Kidron Valley

    Kidron Valley | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    This deep valley separates the Old City and the City of David from the high ridge of the Mount of Olives and the Arab neighborhood of Silwan...Read More

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  • 7. Pater Noster Convent

    Mount of Olives | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The church built here in the 4th century AD by Constantine the Great became known as the Eleona (olive), and was associated back then with the...Read More

  • 8. Rockefeller Archaeological Museum

    East Jerusalem | Museum/Gallery

    Built in the 1930s, and now a branch of the Israel Museum, the museum has echoing stone halls and somewhat old-fashioned displays that recall...Read More

  • 9. Tomb of the Virgin

    Kidron Valley | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Gothic facade of the underground Church of the Assumption, which contains this shrine, clearly dates it to the Crusader era (12th century...Read More

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