About Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives is a mountain ridge bordering the eastern side of and lying adjacent to the old city of Jerusalem. The ridge is named after the famous olive groves that used to cover the slopes of the Mountain. The place is a large cemetery of over 3000 years old and holds approximately 150,000 graves belonging to the Jewish families living there. The place is rumored to have witnessed several key events in the life of Jesus as related in the Gospels. Also, it is believed that Mount Olives is the place where Jesus ascended to heaven. Today, it is a major pilgrimage site for Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestants. 

Must See

  • Gardens of Gethsemane.
  • Church of All Nations.
  • Russian Orthodox Church.
  • Maria Magdalene.
  • The Cemeteries.

How to reach

Take the Bus Line 84 to reach Mount of Olives.
Take a Taxi or Rental Cab to reach the Mount of Olives.


  • Be here in the early morning to get splendid views.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Don't forget to bring your DSLR. 

Visit Time

Sunday: Open 24 hours
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours


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