Search

More From This Region

Cities:

Garden of Gethsemane

​In Jesus’ time this garden would have been an olive grove where an olive-oil press – gethsemane in Greek – was located.

On this Page:

Visitors to of the Garden of Gethsemane are amazed when they learn that the gnarled olive trees they see could have been young saplings when Jesus came here with the disciples on that fateful night after the Last Supper (Matt. 26:36; Mark 14:32; John 18:1). Today the ancient trees rise from manicured flower beds; in Jesus’ time this would have been an olive grove where an olive-oil press – gethsemane in Greek – was located.

The impressive Church of All Nations, built in the 1920s over earlier churches, relates the events of this place in brilliantly detailed floor-to ceiling mosaics: Jesus praying alone (Mark 14:35-36); Judas’ betrayal of Jesus (Matt. 26:48); the cutting off of the ear of the High Priest’s servant (Mark 14:47).


Across the lane is a less-frequented grove, where arrangements can be made for visitors to spend a more private time of worship and contemplation.


Sites & Attractions

The Room of the Last Supper – The Coenaculum. According to Christian tradition, already...
Catholic church of the Benedictine Fathers, built between the years 1900-1910. Accordin...
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to Christian tradition, the Church of the H...
The landmark Tower of the Ascension, atop the Mount of Olives, marks the site where Jes...
Four restored synagogues in the heart of Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter. Built under Muslim...
Along the charming hillside paths through the gardens of the Russian Orthodox Gorney Co...

Accommodations

The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is situated in the heart of modern Jerusalem, overlooking Lib...
Renovated hotel in the heart of the city near tourist attractions and recreation sites....
Exceptional facilities, outstanding service and elegant accommodations characterize the...
A luxury hotel located a few minutes from the Old City. The hotel's Primavera gourmet r...
Christian Sites