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Christian Heritage and Architecture – WALKING TOUR Jerusalem

The Mount of Olives, located between the Judean Desert and the Holy City, is one of the major sites for Christianity: from where Jesus arrived to Jerusalem, to where he predicted the destruction of Jerusalem, to where was arrested the night before his crucifixion and finally to the place he was believed to have ascended to the sky. Join us at our Jerusalem Tour through history.  

Throughout history, from the early stages of Christianity, from the age of the crusaders until the 20th century, memorial churches and monasteries have been built on the sides of the Mount as well as along the Via Dolorosa to pay tribute to these events. The architecture and design of some of these sites were inspired by the Italian monk and architect Antonio Barluzzi. The tour will take you from the Ascension church on top of the mount down to the Gethsemane church and then to the Via Dolorosa within the old city focusing on the Holy Sepulcher.

Highlights:

  •  The Ascension Church
  • The Mount of Olives Franciscan and Carmelite Churches
  •  Mary’s Tomb
  • The Via Dolorosa
  •  Archeological remains of the ancient roman street
  • Rooftop views of the Old City
  • The Holy Sepulcher

This tour is offered as a private tour, meaning that it is scheduled according to your time table. Ideal for couples, families or student groups and business people. Take a tour with your own expert guide and discover all of the best parts of the city. Tours are not offered on Shabbat.

Length: 1/2 day or full day tour
Meeting point: To be defined
Tour style: Religion, Architecture, Archeology
For information and reservation: info@zaatartours.com  or call  +972 (0)9-7424263