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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is kept clean, however there is very little information present about the history, so either have a guide, or research beforehand.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

It is a small chapel with not much to see, but quite intriguing. The chapel supposedly has the last footprint of Jesus prior to His ascension to Heaven.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

If you are on the Mount of Olives then it is worth dropping in to see the Church/Mosque of the Ascension but I wouldn't say go out of your way to see it even though there is a slab of rock on which there is,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

Site entrance was free of charge a couple of years ago. Now you need a ticket of 5 shekels per person which is frankly a shame. On top of that, if you don't find a public parking spot, a guy may ask you 40 shekels...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

The footprints were made in dust and around them the first church was build. Now the stone is just made up story. Additionally people at entrance probably are not even allowed to charge you but they do plus they try to give you wrong change,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

There’s not a lot to see here other than a place of some Biblical significance. It’s a small chapel converted into a mosque by Saladin after his conquest of Jerusalem in 1187. It’s claimed that this is the spot where Jesus ascended to heaven. Inside...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

Pretty unassuming and quiet place, didn't get a chance to spend much time here. To be fair there didn't appear to be much to do, and we didn't go into the Mosque either. Maybe next time.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

Initially,the venue of Ascension at Mount Olive was a church. At present, it is a mosque . However, Christians and Muslims alike visit the same place in addition to all other visitors ,the best example of religious tolerance.The last footprint of Jesus on earth before...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

The Church of the Ascension became a mosque under Salaeddin but as many more Christian pilgrims than Muslim ones came to the place, the Arabs allowed them in. I enjoyed staying in that place and started my walk down the Mount of Olives there. The...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This small church was converted into a mosque. Christians are allowed to visit and mass can be held here once a year. Outside there are altars for the main Christian faiths.

Date of experience: October 2018
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