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Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
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As featured in 3 days in Jerusalem
Ranked #26 of 179 attractions in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Antique Shops
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Via Dolorosa (Latin for "Way of Grief") is a street in the Old City of Jerusalem. Traditionally, it is held to be the path that Jesus walked  here on... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Via Dolorosa is marked quite clearly; however the Stations of the Cross are not and would be best experienced with a guide. If you head down the path to begin the Stations you must understand that the only way back is up all the steps and paths you took to get down. There aren't any short cuts but there... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Me and my husband are docking in Israel mid October, we will be staying for 2 days 1 night. Would love to go on this tour. Will this region be safe with the unrest at the moment. Is there anyone who is there now? I do hope that we still dock there as it has been my dream to go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Some experience! Unforgettable experience! Even no matter if u are religious or not..place looks like time has been stopped there.u can feel real old jerusalem atmosphere.

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is the route which Christ is said to have taken to his crucifiction. It is very atmospheric , with shops on either side, and much hustle and bustle. Visit the churches and shrines along the route, but ensure you know which way you are going, because the route isn't a straight road. Also keep your money safe, as on... More

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Angeles City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The experience of carrying the cross during the Via Dolorosa was an unforgettable one because you will feel the warmth enveloping your whole body as you trace the steps where Jesus walked.

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Florianopolis, SC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Is a nice and historical place, if you are bound in religious things maybe will be nice. The point is because there are a lot of stores selling a lot of things and you absolutely cannot feel how religious or how historical was.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Via Dolorosa is said to be the route Jesus took to his crucifixion. The majority of the stations of the cross are marked on the walls. It starts just to the north of the Temple Mount on a quiet road through the Muslim quarter and passes many interesting side streets. Then there is a left turn where the road... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It was a very hot day, but was worth the way of the cross..indeed something to ponder and pray when you visit Jerusalem. Good walking shoes, and descent clothes recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

I loved this part of the Old City, which is so eclectic, that it became compelling for me. Where else do you see together, Arab traders, sublime churches, pilgrims from countries you have never heard of, an Austrian Hospice & a convent guesthouse frequented by many Australians. I cried when I finally had to leave.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The route would be difficult to follow without some kind if map. Generally most travel books on Jerusalem cover this route. Much is now dominated by shops. This route is not pedestrianised, so between the tour groups and the cars trying to squeeze through it is not perhaps as atmospheric as you would like.

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