Garden of Gethsemane
Garden of Gethsemane
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Located outside the walls of Jerusalem, this beautiful garden among a grove of olive trees is thought to be the place where Jesus particularly enjoyed prayer and contemplation.
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Carina R
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Warning that there's a fake tour guide pretending to be so sweet and helpful, almost forcing his services onto you and will try to sell you something like tour guide book etc. Do not accept anything!! Unless you are happy to be taken for a ride. Unfortunately this man spoiled our entire experience at a place that is meant to be so special and sacred. The actual gardens were beautiful and peaceful.
Free entry and make sure you wear modest clothing (cover your shoulders ladies).
Written April 1, 2024
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
This humble garden resonates with Christians. The Garden of Gethsemane is the place where Jesus went through the agony of betrayal and suffering the night before he was arrested. The next day, Jesus was crucified, dead and buried, before his resurrection. All four Gospels agree on Jesus' suffering and fate. The Garden of Gethsemane is at the base of the Mount of Olives.
Written November 14, 2023
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Siana A
London, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
I was delightful and a very nice atmosphere very organized . Israel is very responsive to here as there were so many but was able to get a good view of the site
Written July 28, 2023
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Busylady21
West Allis, WI170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This was a historic site where I could imagine myself at the scene. We spent almost an hour praying and contemplating. Our tour group had the space to ourselves, so we were able to have private time in the garden away from other visitors.
Written July 20, 2023
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Laura R
Guttenberg, NJ305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This is a small garden attached to the Church of All Nations. If you walk around it, it only takes minutes. But, you can sit and contemplate where you are and what has happened here. It is serene.
Written July 1, 2023
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rafaelrabello
Campinas, SP161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
It is a holy place, the place that Jesus was betrayed by Judas. Very peaceful right besides of Church of All Nations.
It worths a visit, it is composed of eight centuries-old olive trees
Written July 1, 2023
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Rob M
Cheyenne, WY7,627 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Beautiful and well maintained. Parking can be challenging. However, this is a small, peaceful location that doesn't take long to see, yet it has a significant meaning.
Written April 12, 2023
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Brenda S
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This place is what you make of it. If you do not understand it's Christian significance it is just a walled garden with a few olive trees. There is no shade as such and I didn't see a place to sit but the Church next door is a wonderful space to complete any contemplation / prayer. It is free to visit and gives the visitor a unique understanding of its location to the city.
Written April 1, 2023
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ScenicSights
Wauwatosa, WI789 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
It's like a small pocket park with lots of incredibly old olive trees. You can walk around it really quickly and the Basilica is next door. Quite lovely though crowded.
Written March 19, 2023
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SmartTraveler
Muar, Malaysia659 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Gethsemane was a favourite location of Jesus and the disciples at the fringe of Mount Olive. They gathered in solace with a rural ambiance. The roads to Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, and Bethany were also nearby. Judas Iscariot identified Jesus with a kiss for the Temple guards and Roman soldiers here. He was arrested and brought to High Priest Caiaphas in Sanhedrin.

These silent olive trees bore witness to the passion and agony of Jesus on the night of betrayal. We were told they remained untouched and carbon dated to 2 millenniums ago. There are 4 churches in the vicinity of Gethsemane. We are inside the Church of All Nations, built over the "Rock of the Agony".

Written March 14, 2023
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