The Mount of Olives is situated on a mountain ridge to the east of the old city of Jerusalem and it was so called as it was covered with olive trees in antiquity. The Mount offers good views of the east of Jerusalem, most notably the Haram al Sherif complex, including the Al Aqsa mosque, the Dome of the Rock, the Dome of the Chain and the eastern city walls.
Jerusalem’s Citadel, also known as the Tower of David, is located to the west of the city, close to the Jaffa Gate. These photographs are taken from the museum with views north-eastwards towards the domes of the church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Lutheran church of the Redeemer and eastwards towards the Dome of the Rock and the Mount of Olives.
The church of the Redeemer was built in the late 19th Century above the site of the church St. Mary Minor. Today, visitors are able to walk up the tower for the most wonderful 360° views of the city. This is a collection of photographs with views towards the Dome of the Rock, the Mount of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the rooftops of Jerusalem.