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Russian Church and Tower of the Ascension

Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-4373
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After crossing Jericho Road in the foot of Mount Olives you see the the Church of Assumption... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Jerusalem, Israel
A truely fascinating place

It was worth waiting until 9 AM when we could enter. We walked down a long promenade, with wild... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Jerusalem, Israel
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Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

After crossing Jericho Road in the foot of Mount Olives you see the the Church of Assumption erected on the place of the tomb of the blessed Virgin Inside remains of churches going back to the Fifth Century

Thank airport2015
Reviewed 15 April 2017

It was worth waiting until 9 AM when we could enter. We walked down a long promenade, with wild poppies to our right and dwelings of the nuns to our left, to a small and beautiful chapel. We continued to the tower, and sat nearby...More

Thank AvrahamJer
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The Russian church of the ascension is as close to the top of the Mount of Olives as it gets. To go inside, you have to enter a small alleyway and then press the bell at a green gate nr. 9. Behind that, a surprisingly...More

Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Andy and Wendy: Well worth a visit - beautiful church and tower (can't go up) with a view all the way to the Dead Sea. Nuns are a bit unfriendly, but a delightful old monk. Men should wear long trousers and women wear dresses to...More

Thank Andy1L
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Russian Orthodox is located in the heart of Jerusalem, it’s really wonderful, peaceful place, inside is very beautiful and different, not open every day just only open Tuesday and Thursday, entry free!

Thank NarisaB
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Well-cared and beautiful church with some historical meaning to Russian orthodox. Not as crowded as some other churches on Mount of Olives but nevertheless it's not to miss!

Thank dandreyev
Reviewed 25 April 2016

You have to read about this place before you visit . About the Russians orthodoxs who came to visit the holy places.

1  Thank Perlaharbour
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The Russian Orthodox compound is not always open to the general public but is for Russians. It is a beautiful complex upon an area with rich Christian history. and fabulous views as it is on Mt.of Olives.

Thank VisitIsrael
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

This is the most wonderful and peaceful place on the Mount of Olives. It is often missed from every ones lists. Only open Tuesday And Thursday until 1pm. The sisters are very friendly and very happy to answer any questions you have. Add this to...More

1  Thank Barbara F
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