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Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 54-567-3887
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 54-567-3887
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is the "path of regret", leading to Golgotha, where Jesus Christ has put the seal of his martyr indelible. On a wall there is a palm imprint when He touched the wall to rest from the cross weight. I felt a sense of deep...More

Thank discoverpaths
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would be a nice reflective experience if you didn't have throngs of people on every side. Our guide realized that we'd benefit from the tour by going backwards; we did the Church of the Holy Sepulchre first and then went backwards down the Via...More

Thank Colleen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm going to be honest...I had expected Jerusalem to be different. I don't know why, I've read plenty, but I thought I would have a more literal experience and I think that it is far from that. So the Via Dolorosa was very moving because...More

1  Thank Ditzyredhead
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most spots are just spots. Skip to the best spots like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Do not waste time looking at spots on walls. Keep in mind most of it is made up anyway in the 4th century by the mother of Emperor...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 18 July 2017

If you expect to find peace and tranquility on Via Dolorosa you will be disappointed. The way of the cross with its 14 stations is a mixture of all things, shouting people, trade and shops, small bars, Israeli police, so time and place for meditation...More

2  Thank Lars M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I did not enjoy this experience at all with people throwing themselves on a stone that may or may not be one that Jesus laid on. I'm a Christian and found it all Just a bit over the top for me. Wont visit there again.

Thank grannimarg
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Use your imagination but add the site was it is seen. We walked through the 14 stations of the cross. Each was unique and a lot of history behind this. Highly recommended.

Thank Tresleches
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It was fascinating to walk the way of the cross and to imagine Jesus carrying his cross to his death. However, all the shops and shopkeepers detracted from this being as spiritual as I had hoped. I was also surprised to be handed a brochure...More

1  Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It's ok. Busy on Friday but otherwise quiet. If you're a devoted Catholic then it's a must. We found it a safe place in the Muslim Quarter.

Thank youstyn
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The street is easy to find and it was a special experience to walk the same street as Jesus With the cross. A shopkeeper told us that Jesus put his hand on a rock to pause when he walked. This stone is in the wall...More

Thank MariPrM
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Response from George K | Reviewed this property |
I would get a guide. Jerusalem is a very old city with narrow winding streets, mostly not wide enough for a car unless it is a mini, and in most street are not allowed. And, some of the via Delarosa stations are not quite... More
1 February 2017|
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Response from MaestroAlan | Reviewed this property |
You will be richly blessed by this pilgrimage. But know that the crowds will be enormous and that you will need to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves the whole time you are in Jerusalem. Though you are not going with... More
13 February 2016|
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Response from Ana L | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry. I can not help you with that. Although I wnrt to Jerusalem, I´m Atheist. Details of any religion... that´s asking too much :)