Tomb of the Virgin Mary
Garden of Gethsemane
Jesus is believed to have been arrested in this garden (Mark 14:26, 32-50), which is attached to the Church of All Nations. It has some...
Church of All Nations
Glistening golden mosaics mark the facade of this neoclassical Franciscan church built on the site of the Garden of Gethsemene and...
Church of Mary Magdalene
The seven golden onion-shaped domes of the Russian Church of Mary Magdalene form one of Jerusalem’s most attractive and surprising...
Tomb of the Virgin Mary information
One of the holiest sites in Christianity, this dim space is hung with ancient brass lamps and infused with a millennium of must. On her death (sometime in the middle of the 1st century), Mary was supposedly interred here by the disciples. A monument was first constructed in the 5th century but was repeatedly destroyed. The facade of the current structure dates back to the Crusader period of the 12th century, but the crypt is Byzantine.
On the main road beside the stairs down to the tomb, the small cupola supported by columns is a memorial to Mujir ad-Din, a 15th-century Muslim judge and historian.