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  • SRBARRAL
    State of Sao Paulo1,324 contributions
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    What to say of this place? you have to come and to visit and fell the air.
    Its so good to walk on the alleys.
    First time here and i want to be back to Jerusalem.
    “the hole land”.
    Written April 30, 2024
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  • Gabriel A
    Ploiesti, Romania4,919 contributions
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    The Western Wall, also known as the Wall of Crying, gathers the Jewish faithful, who pray and submit their grievances in the wall's crevices.
    This wall was at the base of Solomon's Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans during the Jewish rebellion.
    On the platform of the destroyed Temple, the Muslims built two important mosques: the one of the rock and the one of Al Aksa, so that it is impossible to restore the holy Temple, which is a cause of regret for the Israeli people.
    This monument is a "must", being a landmark of Jerusalem.
    Written April 27, 2024
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  • Sally
    Edgware, UK10 contributions
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    A visit to Jerusalem is like no other in that it is a truly religious city for many different people. The city itself is undergoing enormous regeneration and the buildings are very well designed. The bus service is like no other and can take you all over the country at very cheap prices. The light rail runs through the centre of town and the new Main line station, Navon has to be experienced. The trains are new, modern and very clean and access is down five escalators. The journey to Tel Aviv is partly underground which is a pity as it is not possible to see all the land which is wonderful.
    Written August 27, 2023
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  • Gabriel A
    Ploiesti, Romania4,919 contributions
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    Here we find millenary olive trees.
    This garden is important for Christian believers, because here our Lord Jesus Christ rested and prayed, before being arrested by the guards.
    Written April 26, 2024
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  • SRBARRAL
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    As a devout believer in Jesus, my visit to Montes das Oliveiras was an incredibly profound and spiritual experience. However, even for those who may not share the same religious beliefs, this destination offers breathtaking views that are sure to leave you in awe. Prepare to be captivated by the natural beauty and the historical significance that Montes das Oliveiras has to offer.

    Upon arriving at Montes das Oliveiras, I was immediately struck by the serene atmosphere that permeates the area. The peacefulness and tranquility create the perfect ambiance for prayer, meditation, and reflection. For believers, this is a place where you can connect with your faith on a deep level and feel the power and presence of Jesus. The atmosphere is imbued with a sense of reverence and spirituality, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a sacred experience.

    Apart from its religious significance, Montes das Oliveiras boasts breathtaking views that are nothing short of spectacular. As I stood atop the hill, I was greeted with a panoramic vista that stretched as far as the eye could see. The rolling landscape, covered in lush green olive trees, seemed to extend endlessly, painting a picturesque scene. The gentle breeze, the warm sunlight, and the symphony of chirping birds added to the enchanting ambiance of the place. I could easily spend hours simply admiring the beauty that surrounded me.

    One particular highlight of my visit was witnessing the Apocalypse Gates. These ancient gates hold immense historical and biblical importance. Standing before them, I couldn't help but marvel at the stories and events that unfolded within their vicinity. It was a humbling experience, reminding me of the rich history and the profound impact this region has had on countless individuals throughout the ages. Whether you are a history enthusiast or simply appreciate the grandeur of ancient architecture, the Apocalypse Gates are sure to leave a lasting impression.

    In addition to its spiritual and scenic allure, Montes das Oliveiras offers easy access to other significant landmarks in the region. Visitors can explore nearby attractions such as the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane, which hold deep religious significance and provide further insight into the history of the area.

    Overall, Montes das Oliveiras is a destination that transcends religious boundaries. Whether you visit to deepen your faith or simply to soak in the stunning views, this place will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression. The combination of its spiritual aura, breathtaking vistas, and historical importance makes it a must-visit location for anyone traveling to Israel. Prepare to be moved, inspired, and mesmerized by the wonders of Montes das Oliveiras.
    Written July 8, 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,418 contributions
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    The Garden Tomb is believed to be the site of the burial of Jesus. The location is related to Jerusalem. The site of the Garden Tomb is supported by evangelical Christians, and Mormons. Orthodox Christians support the Holy Sepulcher as the site of Christ's. resurrection. The Garden Tomb is interesting.
    Written February 15, 2024
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  • catalin s
    Craiova, Romania266 contributions
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    Nice, vibrant market in central Jerusalem. Despite being a touristic spot, it is still a primary destinations for locals. Due to the current situation, probably less crowded than usual, which makes the experience even better.
    Fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, sweets, pastries, pretty much everything you expect to have in a market. Also, a few small restaurants and pubs.
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • Gabriel A
    Ploiesti, Romania4,919 contributions
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    Church of All Nations, known and as Basilica of the Agony is situated on the Mount of Olives, near Gethsemane Garden in East Jerusalem.
    In this church is located the rock on which Jesus Christ prayed in his last days of life.
    It's a large and monumental church.
    It's very important landmark of Jerusalem, visited by the faithful pilgrims who arrived here.
    Written April 26, 2024
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,418 contributions
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    The Jewish Quarter is one section of Jerusalem's Old City. Religious Jews can be seen shopping and strolling around. The faithful worship at the Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall). Religious Jews write prayers, which are placed in crevices of the ancient temple. The Temple Wall is all that remains of the Second Temple. Religious Jews believe their prayers will go directly to God. Non-Jews can worship at the Temple Wall, but it is polite to wear a head covering.
    Written November 9, 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,418 contributions
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    The Temple Mount adjoins the Old City of Jerusalem. It is sacred to Muslims, Jews and Christians. The Temple Mount is a plateau. The Al Aksa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam. The Dome of the Rock is quite fascinating, it is said that Mohamad rode his magic horse Barak to heaven, where he conversed with the Prophets. You can see Barak's hoof print. Orthodox Jews often pray on the Temple Mount, which is the site of the ancient Temple. By the way, if you want to enter the Temple Mount, it's best to make arrangements in advance.
    Written October 9, 2023
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  • Aqusite
    California1,556 contributions
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    The Church itself isn't what I am reviewing. It was crowded and filled with people trying to climb over each other to reach something in the basement. Instead, I am reviewing the grounds that lead to Bethesda behind it, which are beautifully landscaped and extremely peaceful. I sat here for some time after a lot of walking and it was serene and shaded with ancient excavations. Very enjoyable.
    Written July 1, 2023
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  • rafaelrabello
    Campinas, SP182 contributions
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    Amazing feeling being there.

    We were there on a Sunday: mass started 6am and ended 7am.
    The tomb opened right after the mass at 7am. People following the mass were the first to enter.

    Absolutely no lines at this time. Me and my wife could enter there twice with a 2min. maximum line.

    So the recommendation is to arrive early in the morning. Tomb opening time on Sunday: 7am. Mess start on Sunday: 6am.
    Written June 28, 2023
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  • deborah d
    Teaneck, NJ2 contributions
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    Fun to window shop and people watch. Lots of great food options and cafes to sit at. Accessible by various types of transportations
    Written October 4, 2023
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  • Gabriel A
    Ploiesti, Romania4,919 contributions
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    Via Dolorosa or the way of the Cross represents the ordeal of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who was forced to carry a massive wooden cross to the place of crucifixion - on the top of Golgotha.
    This road covers 14 stations, where important episodes of this suffering took place.
    An important aspect is that the road is paved with the original stones from over 2000 years ago.
    Written April 27, 2024
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,418 contributions
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    Jaffa Gate offers access to the Old City, it's an important part of the Jerusalem plan. The Jaffa Gate is historical, it's worth using to get into the Old City. The busy Mamilla Mall offers a convenient entry to the Jaffa Gate.
    Written February 13, 2024
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