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Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

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Address: Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 54-567-3887
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Starting at St. Stephen's (Lions') Gate in the Muslim Quarter of the Old...

Starting at St. Stephen's (Lions') Gate in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, this is the route Jesus is said to have followed as he carried the Cross to his crucifixion.

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Magical! A life-changing walk!

This is THE reason we went to Jerusalem: to walk the pathway of Christ from His judgment to His crucifixion. It was a tearful, magical day. The wall itself occurs mostly in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a Christian, so the Via Dolorosa has significance to me. But I found it to be disappointing. We did go with our tour group on a Saturday, and it was completely packed. I went back on Monday, and it was not as packed, but I didn't have time to walk the entire thing then. If you have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is THE reason we went to Jerusalem: to walk the pathway of Christ from His judgment to His crucifixion. It was a tearful, magical day. The wall itself occurs mostly in the Muslim Quarter, culminating in the Christian Quarter and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Each station is clearly marked with a round, black Roman numeral dais. Each... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We started at 5am this moving journey into Christs last day. Each place is steeped in history and relevance to me. Thank goodness it still exists considering the geopolitical history of this place.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps, like me, you imagined the Via Delorosa to be surrounded by quiet mysticism and reverence. That is hardly the case! It begins in the Muslim Quarter and many of the stops are sandwiched in between crowded shop stalls. Some of the merchants are none too happy with spiritual pilgrims pondering in their space — as they view you as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Via Dolorosa begins in the Muslim Quarter and ends in the Church of Holy Sepulcher. It is punctuated by14 stations. It is the Way of Cross from Pretorium to Calvary. For most visitors it is an incredible experience to be finally able to walk in Jesus's footsteps.Each Friday at 3 PM there are processions led by priest following Via Dolorosa... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wear good shoes. The stone path is uneven and people do slip and fall. Be careful if you are a senior. Wow.. what layers of history. The sights, sounds and smells are fantastic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Literally a suffering way to go around town or to be paraded around town, hurt, carrying a heavy load. With the streets unpaved and slippery, this is a nightmare. We walked around in the Winter time and the air was cold and your ears are frozen. Watching where you stepped because the floor is slippery, even when it's not wet.... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On this path is supposed that Jesus carried the cross and was crucified on top of the hill. Here you can see some people that carrying crosses trying to remake the Jesus road. It is the most circulated route to Garden of Gethsemane and Mount of Olives from Jerusalem Old City.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To go to Jerusalem and not at least partially visit this site is to not feel a little of the history of this magnificent city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All bible accounts refer to this passageway as the walk of mans shame reflected in Christs passion. It winds its way past shops and traders who were a part of the scene 2000 years ago. Look for the moments of solace in the stops along the way as Christ suffered in this journey.

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