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Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
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Ranked #25 of 180 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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United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I did the walk on my own. It is quite lengthy. Locals are very friendly and you can ask for direction. Sanderman tour offers some free and paid options for the visit of the old city which comprises this as well. Check for the options online. You get to experience the real facts of the bible.

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London, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We visited many of the stages of the cross on the Via Dolorosa, although not all, during our day tour of the city. I did find it totally fascinating, but at the same time obviously fraudulent, because the stages and the hole in the wall where Jesus is supposed to have fallen is obviously not correct, as we see 10... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I found it very interesting, and very humbling to walk along the same route which our Lord took on his way to his crucifixion; it was an extraordinary experience for me. It's important to have a map of the route, to ensure that you go the right way, and also so that you can find the Stations of the Cross,... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The Via Dolorosa or the way of he cross its 14 stations within the old city of Jerusalem ,start where Jesus was condemned to death Pontius Pilatus and ends inside he church of the holy sepulchre.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Words can not express walking in the footsteps of Jesus. This is a Must Do, 5 Star Activity. The sites along the way were fascinating. The traditional Jewish sects, and some of the Rabbi's in the traditional head wear.

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Speers Point, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Dont like crowds ..... then give this a miss! Reminds me of a joke (how many pilgrims can you fit in a street .... depends if it's the via Dollar Rosa)!! Pros: None really. Cons (excuse the pun): Who knows if this is truly the Way of the Cross, too many touts and too many tourists (surely something of a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This walk along the bustling streets of the Old City brings Jesus's final walk to his Crucifixion to life. The different "stations" look different to those in biblical times but they represent those final hours. We went as a group, praying at each - a very humbling and emotional journey with people making it hard for us in various ways

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Following in Jesus' footsteps in very interesting especially for the period of time. It is a very narrow walk covering several blocks.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Standing in this place was a great chance to imagine the History of Decades and to fulfill unspoken dreams.

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Brooklyn, N.Y.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Another reviewer described this street as crowded and filthy and took particular pains to single out a shop called The Palace, as well as its owner, Joseph Hammad, for additional opprobrium. The reviewer described the shop as a "clip joint" and Mr. Hammad as putting on a friendly act with the ulterior motive of trying to "sting you for all... More

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