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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 #25 of 181 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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Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Not easy to find some of the stations, a tour/guidebook would be recommended! A good path to follow to explore the Old City.

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Devotees on a pilgrimage relive the passion of Jesus clearly marked on sites in the Holyland specially on Good Friday. They meditate on 14 events experienced by Jesus On his way to Calvary. Originally it was done outdoors but in the middle of the 18th century, it was allowed indoors when the 14 stations were featured inside catholic churches specially... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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