Church of Mary Magdalene

Though there are many churches to visit on tours to the holy land, the Church of Mary Magdalene is one you shouldn’t miss. A Russian Orthodox Church, the Church of Mary Magdalene is located near the bottom of the Mount of Olives. The moment you step into this church you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into another place and time because of the history it encompasses. This church in particular has a great deal of Russian history, having been built by the Czar Alexander III in 1895 in memory of his mother, Maria ALexandrovna. He named it after her patron saint, Mary Magdalene. The Church is absolutely magnificent and reflects the style of churches built in Moscow in the 16th century. Not only is the church beautiful, but the lush gardens and beautiful views outside are reason enough to pay a visit to the Church of Mary Magdalene while you travel in Israel. (America Israel Travel)

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