Search
 

 More From Region

 

The Russian Orthodox Tower and Church of the Ascension

The Tower of the Ascension, high atop the Mount of Olives, can be seen for miles around in any direction.

On this Page:

The Tower of the Ascension, high atop the Mount of Olives, can be seen for miles around in any direction, and marks the site where Jesus ascended to Heaven (Luke 24:50-51; Acts 1:9).

It stands in the midst of a small grove of fir and olive trees on the top of the mountain just off the main road north of the Mount of Olives lookout.
For many years, few Russian Christians visited this shrine built more than a century ago by the Russian Orthodox, but now they flock here once again.

The paintings in one of the two small chapels, done by nuns a hundred years ago, have been lovingly restored. A garden plaza with a sweeping wilderness vista is a quiet gathering place. The six-storey tower, with a fabulous view of Jerusalem and the Judean Desert is open only on Ascension Day, 40 days after Easter.
 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Hazor, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was one of the most important cities in the an...
Located on the Tiberias quay, this church was built over a Crusader church, whose singl...
The Ein-Gev holiday resort is situated on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee and ...
The Shrine of the Book is in the Israel Museum campus and houses some of the Dead Sea S...
Five sandstone pillars at the foot of the western cliff of the Amram crater, at the sou...
The Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center presents the visitor with the story of the stat...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Rabin Guest House is located in the Givat Ram neighborhood of Jerusalem, very close...
hotel Nof is located on top of Mount carmel, and all his rooms face the Haifa Bay and t...
The Acre Guest House is located right outside the Old City of Acre, making it the perfe...
The Prima Palace offers a unique blend of modern surroundings with traditional atmosphe...
Christian Sites