Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel

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If your planning a trip to Israel and you find yourself in Jerusalem the Mount of Olives is a must go.
Go on your first day to get a landscape of the city (it's the highest point in the city) and see what your dealing with while in town. It's a breath-taking view out of all the traveling we had done the first time I've seen anything like that. It's amazing just to gaze out and imagine what it used to be like back in Old City times.
You can get there by car or walking but it is a steep hill up. Chances are if your going to the Mt. Olives you will probably take a stop at the Garden of Gethsemane (kind of pronounced like get-some-money) There are very few parking spots at the lookout and bad parking at Gethsemane. It's just down the hill from the lookout. Definitely worth a stop.





View at Mount of Olives
View at Mount of Olives 

View at Mount of Olives
Closer view of graves. 

The first thing you will probably notice is the Jewish cemetery below the look out. Over 3000 years old and 150,000 graves you won't see any flowers because the Jews tradition is to leave a small stone. Things in Jesus's life as related in the Gospels happened on the Mount of Olives, and in the Book of Acts it is described as the place from which Jesus ascended to heaven. Because of its association with both Jesus and Mary, the Mount has been a site of Christian worship since ancient times and is today a major site of Christian pilgrimage.


View at Mount of Olives
View at Mount of Olives

View at Mount of Olives
View at Mount of Olives 
"Pray for the well being of Jerusalem, may those who love you be at peace" (Psalms 122:6)


For more infomation on booking tours in Jerusalem this is the company we used---> Israel Unlimited