Mount of Olives holds several holy sites, and by Jewish tradition it is the place where the Heveanly presence (the “Shekhina”) is residing since the destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, and it will return to the Temple if and when the Jews will rebuild it.
By Christian tradition it is also the place where Jesus will appear upon his return and before his entry into Jerusalem, introducting the “Kingdom of Heaven”.
Mount of Olives Viewpoint is also a great spot for a photo oppurtunity, possible also on a back of a camel or a donkey..
In the vicinity of Mount of Olives are several places of interest, such as the Chapel of the Ascension , the church of Pater Noster , Dominus Flevit , Garden of Gethsemane , the Grotto of Gethsemane , Mary’s Tomb and the Kidron Valley Tombs .
The Mount of Olives or Mount Olivet ( Hebrew: הַר הַזֵּיתִים, Har ha-Zeitim; Arabic: جبل الزيتون, الطور, Jabal al-Zaytun, Al-Tur) is a mountain ridge east of and adjacent to Jerusalem’s Old City. It is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes.
Points of Interest in the Area
|Chapel of the Ascension|
|Day tour to Jeruaslem|
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