Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony)

Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony)

Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony)
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Located on the Mount of Olives, this beautiful church was first built by the Byzantines in 379 and rebuilt between 1919 and 1924, whose construction was financed from contributions made by many countries.
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  • SmartTraveler
    Muar, Malaysia658 contributions
    A Beautiful Church
    The Church of All Nations was built next to the Rock of Agony. It is used by all denominations. They are the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Armenian Apostolic, Protestant, Lutheran, Evangelical and  Anglican. It was built with donations from various nations. The Church of All Nations has a Byzantine dome, and Corinthian columns with frontage of mosaic inlaid. Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi designed this master piece in 1920.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 16, 2023
  • Brenda S
    Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
    A place of calm in which to reflect.
    A calm space to relax and reflect. Located just across the Kieron Valley with a view to the Gate of Mercy And next to the Garden of Gethsemane the Bascilica covers the remained of the rock at which Jesus prayed in agony; so it is fitting that it is now an oasis of calm. The church itself is ornate and beautiful but that perhaps is not why you would go there. Given the lack of private seating in the garden of Gethsemane right next door this is the space in which to reflect.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 3, 2023
  • David G
    Gedera, Israel1,413 contributions
    A must visit church when travelling in the Jerusalem area
    One of the most famous churches based around Jerusalem, found on postcards , and yet it took me more than 30 years of living in Israel to visit this amazing place !!. Don't just look at the amazing paintings on the walls , look up at the ceilings , there's art there as well !!. Best NOT to use flash when taking pictures ( there IS a way to take acceptable quality images in this amazing place even with smartphones ( auto ISO worked for me ) .Sometimes there are services being held , so respect the sanctity of this place ( hats OFF when inside the church ). Best to visit during the Spring and Autumn/Fall months , .RECOMMENDED
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,038 contributions
    Church aims to be an inclusive place of worship
    The Church of All Nations is a beautiful church commemorating the Agony of Jesus the night before he was arrested. The Church dates back to the Crusader era, and some structures predate that. Although the Basilica is a Catholic Church, an outside altar allows for worship by all denominations. The Basilica of the Agony is situated on the Mount of Olives, adjacent to the Garden of Gethsemane.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 13, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,038 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
The Church of All Nations is a beautiful church commemorating the Agony of Jesus the night before he was arrested. The Church dates back to the Crusader era, and some structures predate that. Although the Basilica is a Catholic Church, an outside altar allows for worship by all denominations. The Basilica of the Agony is situated on the Mount of Olives, adjacent to the Garden of Gethsemane.
Written November 14, 2023
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David G
Gedera, Israel1,413 contributions
Jul 2023
One of the most famous churches based around Jerusalem, found on postcards , and yet it took me more than 30 years of living in Israel to visit this amazing place !!.
Don't just look at the amazing paintings on the walls , look up at the ceilings , there's art there as well !!.
Best NOT to use flash when taking pictures ( there IS a way to take acceptable quality images in this amazing place even with smartphones ( auto ISO worked for me ) .Sometimes there are services being held , so respect the sanctity of this place ( hats OFF when inside the church ).
Best to visit during the Spring and Autumn/Fall months , .RECOMMENDED
Written July 17, 2023
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Laura R
Guttenberg, NJ304 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
This is a beautiful church next door to the Garden of Gethsemane. It is beautiful and a great place to sit and relax. The Church inside is quiet.
Written July 1, 2023
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Michael V
Madison, MS2 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
This is a beautiful church built with support from seven countries. The roof has 7 domes. The US dome is on the first dome on the right from the front door. The tiles are blue lapis - with the seal of the United States in mosaic.

For a Christian, to know that you are at the spot where Jesus wept (the rock is exposed in front of the altar) is very moving.
Written June 15, 2023
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Mary D
Phoenix, AZ55 contributions
Feb 2023
The murals outside and inside are breathtaking. This is an active church operated by multiple Christian (catholic) churches.
Written April 17, 2023
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Brenda S
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
A calm space to relax and reflect. Located just across the Kieron Valley with a view to the Gate of Mercy And next to the Garden of Gethsemane the Bascilica covers the remained of the rock at which Jesus prayed in agony; so it is fitting that it is now an oasis of calm. The church itself is ornate and beautiful but that perhaps is not why you would go there. Given the lack of private seating in the garden of Gethsemane right next door this is the space in which to reflect.
Written April 3, 2023
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ScenicSights
Wauwatosa, WI782 contributions
Mar 2023
It was pretty crowded and there was a service going on. I was in and out quite quickly but I took a few pictures. It's beautiful inside.
Written March 19, 2023
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SmartTraveler
Muar, Malaysia658 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The Church of All Nations was built next to the Rock of Agony. It is used by all denominations. They are the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Armenian Apostolic, Protestant, Lutheran, Evangelical and  Anglican. It was built with donations from various nations.

The Church of All Nations has a Byzantine dome, and Corinthian columns with frontage of mosaic inlaid. Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi designed this master piece in 1920.

Written March 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,314 contributions
Nov 2022
The Church of all Nations is attached to the Garden of Gethsemane, it can be crowded and we couldn't go up close because a Mass was going on when we visited (group of 50 on a Holy Land tour). Still, it is a beautiful church and would have been nice to have more than five minutes there!
Written February 6, 2023
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flyingwish
Westminster, MD169 contributions
Dec 2022
Nothing unusual about this church. If you take the Mount Olive tour, it is on the way as you are walking down. Very quiet and peaceful.
Written January 4, 2023
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