The golden onion domes of St Mary Magdalene, built by Russian Tsar Alexander III (1888), are a famous landmark on the Mount ... More
St Mary Magdalene
The golden onion domes of St Mary Magdalene, built by Russian Tsar Alexander III (1888), are a famous landmark on the Mount of Olives. To reach the convent grounds, take the paved road directly behind the Basilica of the Agony . This remarkably beautiful church is associated with St Elizabeth Fyodorovna, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria and widow of Russian Prince Sergei (assassinated in 1905). After her husband's death, she became a nun and served the Russian poor. She was executed during the Bolshevik revolution on 17 July 1918, along with her friend, St Barbara. Both are buried in this church.
The National Register of Historic Places calls this church a landmark, locals call it a bakery, and Catholic members call
it home. Founded in 1843, this church has since been redesigned into the splendorous form it still holds today. ...
This fortress like church with its conical dome was dedicated in 1910 by German Benedictines. It lies above the remains
of the fourth century Hagia Sion and the 11th century Franciscan Church of the Dormition, commemorating the "falling asleep" ...
Climb the 137 steps to the top of the Lighthouse and you're guaranteed spectacular views of the North East coast
and a panorama inland which will make any visit worthwhile. There's a video facility showing the same views, live, ...