The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa

The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa

The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
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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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Gabriel A
Ploiesti, Romania4,847 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Via Dolorosa or the way of the Cross represents the ordeal of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who was forced to carry a massive wooden cross to the place of crucifixion - on the top of Golgotha.
This road covers 14 stations, where important episodes of this suffering took place.
An important aspect is that the road is paved with the original stones from over 2000 years ago.
Written 27 April 2024
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The Via Dolorosa means the Way of Suffering. The Via Dolorosa follows the way of Jesus to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, around 600 meters (2000 feet). There are 14 Stations of the Cross, which trace's Jesus Way of Suffering. which can be followed quite easily. The Stations of the Cross are a place of veneration for Christians, in particular Roman Catholics.
Written 28 October 2023
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Mumsgurl
Calgary, Canada21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
One of the best experiences I’ve had. Highly recommend it. Thoroughly enjoyed my time in Israel and Jordan.
Written 6 May 2023
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WVTravelGirl
Newberry, FL182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
It was hard to feel the significance of the place with all of the shopping that was happening left, right, and center. Pair that with trying not to get run over by the occasional little vehicle coming through.
Written 29 April 2023
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,333 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We were on Vis Dolorosa by accident, didn’t plan on it. The exit from the Kotel underground tour is located on Via Dolorosa and that how we ended up being there. We walked on Via Dolorosa up to the Muslim Quarter market, took photos of very atmospheric passageways, visited a couple of churches, walked by the Church of Holy Sepulchre, and returned to the Jaffa Gate. Undoubtedly, Via Dolorosa is a sacred site for Christians, but for us it wasn’t an important attraction.
Written 10 April 2023
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arvind1000
Pune, India2,727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The Via Dolorosa (Sorrowful Way) is processional route in the Old City of Jerusalem. It represents the path that Jesus would have taken, forced by the Roman soldiers, on the way to his crucifixion.
Written 7 April 2023
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Brenda S
Auckland Central, New Zealand232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
All day every day the via Dolorosa is packed with tourist, traders and people going in all directions. If you wish to meditate along the path follow the plaques that appear along the walls at various places and go early in the morning 6-7am or in the evening with a few friends after six. But be aware if you plan to cut through the Muslim Quarter they have curfews and you will be turned away after about 4ish?
Written 4 April 2023
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SmartTraveler
Muar, Malaysia865 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Via Dolorosa is the processional route that Jesus suffered. He wore a crown of thorns, was whipped, was humiliated, and carried a heavy cross to Calvary.

The route started from the House of Pontius Pilate. There are 14 stations marked with Roman numerals. Each has a sorrowful story to tell.

We walked Via Dolorosa. At station  4, Mary wept for the suffering of her son. Simon of Cyrene helped to lift the heavy cross at station 5. Jesus' handprint on a wall was marked in station 9. He had to support himself after the third fall. The next 5 stations are located indoors.

Via Dolorosa unveiled epic human evil and cruelty to Divine Passion and Humility. It is spiritually touching amid a busy bazaar selling cheap tourist souvenirs. We continue walking to the Church of Holy Sculpture.
Written 14 March 2023
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JrnyJunkie
Cleveland, OH954 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Narrow passageways, stone steps and alleyways are interesting to see, unfortunately the crowds of devotees make it difficult to even think about the history.
Written 10 March 2023
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
So historic. I am not even a Christian or Muslim or Jewish but went through with this tour regardless. It is so eye opening. There are clear markings of the different stations of the journey. Well recommended.
Written 5 March 2023
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THE WAY OF THE CROSS - VIA DOLOROSA: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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