This historic cemetery dates back some 3,000 years and is among the most ancient and most important burial sites in all of Jerusalem. More than 70,000 tombs of some of Judaism’s most-famous figures exist at Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery.
Visitors say this stunning memorial with incredible views is a sobering destination and a reminder of the religious foundation of this holy city and its inhabitants. Tombs are decorated with small piles of stones that signify visits from family, friends and loved ones of the departed.
Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery is located outside the walls of the Old City, next to Mount of Olives. Travelers can choose to take a bus to the site, although it is also possible to walk from the Old City.