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Church of All Nations & Garden of Gethsemane

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Phone Number: +972 2 6283264 / 6266444
Opening Hours: Gethsemane Basilica: Summer (April – September) 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. and 2:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.; Winter (October – March) 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. and 2:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. Gethsemane Grotto: All year long, 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. and 2:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. Note: Sunday and Thursday until 3:40p.m.
Address:
Jericho Street, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem
Description:

Just above the Kidron Valley, at the foot of the Mount of Olives, stands the Garden of Gethsemane. This garden was identified as early as the 4th century AD as the place where Jesus prayed, was betrayed by Judas, and was later arrested. The age of the trees growing inside the garden range from 300 to as many as 2,300 years old. Standing inside the Garden of Gethsemane is the spectacular Church of All Nations also known as the Church of the Agony.

The Church was designed and built by the Italian architect, Antonio Barluzzi, and consecrated in 1924. The name is derived from the international support that allowed the project to be built. Inside the Church are twelve domes and twelve coats of arms built into the stained glass ceiling to represent the twelve nations who donated to the building of the Church. The traditional rock of the Agony lies in front of the main Altar. The beautiful façade of the Church consists of an enormous mosaic, one of its most memorable features.

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