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Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

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Address: Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Mixture of Religion & commerce

Although the actual route that Jesus took is in doubt, it does not detract from a fascinating experience of many small shops selling many (mainly fake) souvenirs, and the Stations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This maybe something you need a guide or some leaflet to help explain. I didn't have either and as far I could see it was just a street. There was 1 or 2 churches but that's it. Maybe you need to christian as well but I was very underwhelmed

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Although the actual route that Jesus took is in doubt, it does not detract from a fascinating experience of many small shops selling many (mainly fake) souvenirs, and the Stations of the Cross for believers. Keep your eye on your wallet or handbag, don't be intimidated to purchase and enjoy the bartering. The local food shops ensure a varied choice... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

You have to do a full reading on the passion of the Christ to understand what you are looking at and to understand the meaning of walking these path. Once you you picture that in your head it can get very emotional.

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Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Truly..truly it was wonderful solemn spirit filled walk with Jesus on the 14 Stations of the Cross on the common streets. In Jesus's time there were no shops & proper paths or good roads, just imagine how Jesus our Lord & God would have walked this journey. Most pilgrims fro our group could hold their tears & our throats choked... More 

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Middleburg, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Station of the Cross starts in the Moslem Quarters, and goes into the Christian Quarters, makes one reflect how difficult most have been for Jesus to go up that hill carrying the cross. It ends at the Holy Sepulcher Church, the traditional site of the Cricifixion. The only thing I did not like is that the shops there take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Religious or not this is very significant. Jesus was a historical fact and this is the last walk he took. I find it historical interesting and religiously moving. In both cases moving.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It might be hard to follow the stations without a tour guide, but there are very reasonable tours available starting outside the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City. The stations do no follow a straight line, and some are more delineated than others. And, it is not really certain that this is the path Jesus took for sure. That... More 

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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

While very crowded during Easter, this is such an uplifting experience: to do the vStations of the cross. So many groups, bearing their crosses, so devout...all nations, all ethnicities Christian descend upon the old city! Very crowded in narrow streets!! Do not bring pocketbooks! Men keep wallets in front pants pockets! Very secure,Mitch police all around: ,yet one cannot be... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I am not sure there is really anything I can say. A must for all Christians as well as anyone's who is fascinated by history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We started at 5:30am just as the city was starting to wake up. Even at that time there were others on the journey. If you know the story, it is well worth it to ponder as you go. We had an excellent pamphlet with a piece of scripture for each station - not sure how we got them but saw... More 

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Address: Address: Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem

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