Mount of Olives

The Mount of Olives or Mount Olivet is a mountain ridge east of and adjacent to Jerusalem's Old City. It is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes.

Landmarks in the Area

The Chapel of the Ascension is a shrine located on the Mount of Olives, in the At-Tur district of Jerusalem. Photo: adriatikus, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Mount of Olives Hotel, situated next to the Church of the Ascension on the summit of the Mount of Olives, is an ancient hostelry in .

The Church of the Pater Noster is a Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives in . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Gethsemane was a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives in where, according to the four Gospels of the New Testament, Jesus underwent the agony in the garden and was arrested the night before . is situated 460 meters west of Mount of Olives. Photo: Mewasul, CC BY-SA 3.0.

At-Tur is an Arab majority neighborhood on the Mount of Olives approximately 1 km east of the Old City of . is situated 480 meters northeast of Mount of Olives.

Ras al-Amud is a Palestinian neighborhood in , located southeast of the Old City, overlooking Silwan to the south, Abu Dis and to the east, and the Temple Mount to the north. is situated 1 km south of Mount of Olives. Photo: Rhododendrites, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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