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Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
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$89*
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Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv
85%
Ranked #27 of 174 Attractions in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Antique Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: Starting at St. Stephen's (Lions') Gate in the Muslim Quarter of the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Antique Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The Via Dolorosa is pure tradition - very interesting but also it can be crowded, vendors may or may not approach you, and you have to be leery of pick-pockets. It is worth one stroll and, if you like visiting stations of the cross, this is the place for you

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Zagare, Siauliu Apskritis, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

For many Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem, the most important and meaningful thing they will do while in the city is walk the Via Dolorosa, the route that Jesus took between his condemnation by Pilate and his crucifixion and burial. The Via Dolorosa pilgrimage is followed by Christians of many denominations, but especially Catholics and Orthodox.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My pilgrimage group carried the cross down and up the Via Dolorosa. Everyone helped each other changing hands after each of the stations of the cross. It was a very moving experience. The streets are lined with shops, and the street mobbed with people, but they move aside for our group. We were treated with great respect, which under the... More 

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Warwickshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very interesting in the maze that is Jerusalem. Colourful atmosphere, and LOTS of steps. How disabled people see Jerusalem I do not know

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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The way of the cross now winds between shops and the market up steps etc it is not an easy walk without a cross to bear. Each station of the cross has a large round plate on the wall and a leaflet with a map explaining the route cost $1 from various vendors along the way. The last 5 stations... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lots to see and good people watching. Sometimes it is really crowded. Avoid eye contact with shop keepers unless you are really interested in their wares. This is unlikely to be the route that Jesus actually walked on his way to his murder but there are important meanings for Christians.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Via Dolorosa is close to the Damascus gate, Bring your most comfortable walking shoes and if you are a Senior or you find it difficult to walk you can purchase a cane at one of the local market shops. This is an experience will worth having, to feel the pain of our lord as he carried the burden of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Via Dolorosa is also known as The Way of Suffering as this is believed to be the path that our Lord Jesus walked on the way to His crucifixion. This is actually a street in the Old City of Jerusalem. There are a total of 14 stations, each signifying a certain point in Christ's journey with the last five... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Every time i try to walk the Via Dolorosa i wish i could skip it. The walk is between a lot of shops and the merchants do not allow you to have a holy moment - they keep on pestering you to enter and buy from their shops and if you decline, they start shouting and calling you names. I... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

very historical place. Can't be very more colossal. Should be better in cleanliness. Should have more hotels

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