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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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  • Eliedaat
    Jerusalem, Israel64 contributions
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    Required visit for anyone interested in learning about the Jewish People or specifically the Holocaust.
    Even if you visited years ago, the newer curated exhibits are much more accessible than the old museum.
    Written January 2, 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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  • Shot star v
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico3 contributions
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    Judith Sinclair-Cohen — amazing tour guide — highly recommend booking with her!!

    Very good at connecting what your interested in to what’s available at the museum

    054-5754834
    Written January 25, 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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  • SRBARRAL
    State of Sao Paulo1,324 contributions
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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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  • 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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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Amazing archaeological excavations of Jewish life here 2000 years ago, in the time of Jesus- new discoveries all the time
    * An essential experience for all tourists to Jerusalem
    * Choice of more than one tour path
    * Exciting adventure of walking and exploring in dark sometimes damp labyrinthine passageways
    * Stand at the hidden holiest part of the holy Western Wall
    * Regular tours in English
    * Extremely reasonably prices at 25NIS per adult

    CONS
    * It is always crowded and darkened- one can get lost
    * Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance
    * One needs fair agility to traverse the place, and no anxiety about crowded enclosed places to walk through
    * Only accessible as part of an organized impromptu tour and it can be hard to hear the speaker/lecturer tour guide because of the number of people in the group, your distance from the speaker, the sound acoustics in the tunnel and maybe other nearby competing tour groups.

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... as an activity for two teenagers. I had done it at least twice 10-15 years ago and i had entered the start of the massive excavations 45+ years ago too.

    After registering on line and then being officially registered on site, we received an identity band and joined our tour guide.

    The place was quite crowded- there were multiple competing tour groups going in different directions in the underground passageways.

    I very much enjoyed our tour to the Great Bridge. i especially enjoyed and marveled and was thrilled at being so close to the hidden Western Wall with its smooth perfectly preserved stones, and also seeing the preserved remnants of the bridge as well as the intact theatre area. My group enjoyed it too.

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    Of course

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
    Of course- I would then do one of the other tours

    ADVICES
    * Be sure to go- be sure to register and pay online
    * Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time- know where the main entrance is (to the left of the Western Wall plaza as you stand facing it)- directly behind the many water sinks on the men's side
    * Be prepared to enter a crowded darkened underground subterranean tunnels- watch your step- not dangerous but probably not for people with limited mobility
    * Be prepared to learn of the Jewish history and presence here for well over 2000 years, and to see it
    * Be sure to be able to hear your tour guide, and not get distracted by other groups, and to not get separated from the group and then lose your way during your adventure

    FULL DISCLOSURE
    "I visited this place" with the intention and plan to write a thorough complete and "helpful" review and I have attached and submitted many "helpful" photos (which reflect the limited and artificial lighting). If these did "help" you, please indicate that by tikking the "thumbs up" 👍 symbol. Thanks
    Written January 14, 2024
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  • R B
    United States2 contributions
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    Walking through history but watch your step. Prepare for the spring water to be cold. Bring a waterproof flashlight. Do not wear flip-flop or shoes that will come off while walking as you are walking through water from ankle to thigh depth. There are potholes where you could twists an ankle, this isn’t for those who have difficulty walking. There are narrows and areas that require sidesteping, bending and stooping. We will do it again.
    Written January 15, 2024
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,401 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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  • catalin s
    Craiova, Romania266 contributions
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    Nice museum, focused on the history of Jerusalem, from it's earliest signs of living until today. Due to it's location, it is challenging to navigate. Also, I found quite strange how the path inside the museum are signaled and created. You even exit at a different point than the entry one. Must be in good physical condition, lots of stairs, up and down, plus the old ramparts with uneven surfaces.
    There is a mix of traditional and hi-tech exhibits, it could be a nice place to spend some time if you are interested in history.
    Written June 6, 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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  • Sunshine Sanya
    4 contributions
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    Experience was really exiting and educational. It was easy to find the sifting location. It felt that we are doing the right thing, and we are giving our small contribution to the finding about the history of the Temple Mount. We are Orthodox Christians and it felt important and natural that we participate in the sifting project. Our onsite educators and guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. I certainly hope that we will participate again in the Sifting Project, sometime in the future.
    Written June 11, 2024
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  • The Wolf of Boca
    107 contributions
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    A must experience when you are in town, literally a 2 minute walk from the dung gate near the Kotel. Walk out of the Dung gate turn left, then turn right and it’s right there, they tell you and show you the story of the ancient city of David, where King David held court, right next to the holy Jewish temple, they walk you through the history of Jerusalem and then you walk through the ancient water tunnels it’s around a half mile trek in complete darkness to bring a flashlight, head lamp, or buy a flashlight for 6 shekels before you go into the tunnel, only cash or coins no credit card machines down there, the water is cold but only goes up to your shins, make sure you take the under ground drainage system back up to the top of the hill rather than the shuttle.
    Written August 3, 2023
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