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Russian Church and Tower of the Ascension

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A must if traveling to Israel

Beautiful experience, absolutely breathtaking inside. Happy I made the choice to go there. I... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Orlando, Florida

After crossing Jericho Road in the foot of Mount Olives you see the the Church of Assumption... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2017
Jerusalem, Israel
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  • Average7%
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3 Mar 2018
“A must if traveling to Israel”
30 Apr 2018
“beautiful garden in front of chutch”
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

this church is old enough. Characteristic of this church is there is a tower high enough with a bell big enough. Visiting this church is very fun because I can enjoy buildings with Russian architecture that is hundreds of years old. In front of it...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Beautiful experience, absolutely breathtaking inside. Happy I made the choice to go there. I hope I can return someday

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Reviewed July 1, 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

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Reviewed April 15, 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

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Reviewed April 8, 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

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Reviewed October 13, 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

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Reviewed October 10, 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 July 5, 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 April 25, 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 February 22, 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.

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