|We can start at the beautiful Mt. of Olives, where we can see the best panoramic view of the old city.
From here we can walk or drive on the slope, to the Church of All Nations, also referred to as the Basilica of the Agony. It is built on the site of the Garden of Gethsemane. Here, according to scripture, Jesus spent his last night in prayer.
Then we can walk through the Lion’s gate (St. Stephens’s gate) to
Visit The Church of St. Anna. It is the site of the Pools of Bethesda and is also where the house of Anne and Joachim is located, (in which Mary is said to have grown up) we then continue to the ViaDolorosa (the Stations of the Cross) up to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. It is where the last five stations of the ”Via Dolorosa” are; the agonizing route Jesus went through with a cross on his back on the way to Golgotha – where he was crucified, where he died and where he was resurrected.
For a large part of the Christian world, which believes this is the location of Golgotha, it is the Holiest place in Jerusalem for Christians.
Then after this visit we will discover the market (“shook”) of the old city walking through the Christian quarter to the Cardo that was the main street of Jerusalem during the Roman period.
Crossing the Jewish quarter to Mt. Zion we will visit in the Last Supper Room- Cenaculum and then to the Western Wall to finish this beautiful day.
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