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Grotto of Gethsemane, Jerusalem

Grotto of Gethsemane - Jerusalem, Israel
Grotto of Gethsemane
Mount of Olives Road, Jerusalem, Israel 91190Map
(a short passageway near the Tomb of Mary)
+972 2 625 8844 (Tourist information)
Neighborhood: Old City

A narrow passage next to the Tomb of Mary leads to this small Franciscan chapel, a cave where tradition says the disciples of Jesus slept while he prayed nearby (commemorated in the Basilica of the Agony). The site once held an olive press, and one can see remains of an ancient cistern, as well as traces of Byzantine mosaics. The stars painted on the ceiling of the cave date from the 12th century. A specific address is not available but it is well-known, ask anyone for directions.

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