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Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

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Address: Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 0545673887
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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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Footsteps of Jesus

Great experience to actually see the place where Jesus finally walked with the Cross. Take a guide who can explain things very clearly especially the stops on the way. Take this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great experience to actually see the place where Jesus finally walked with the Cross. Take a guide who can explain things very clearly especially the stops on the way. Take this journey slowly as you contemplate the experience of Jesus to the Way of the Cross.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was a fun way to see the city following the footsteps of Jesus through Jerusalem. Pass through a number of different sections all very different.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is unremarkable and is highly recommended. We went from the wall to the Via Dolorosa following the stations and ending at the tomb. The wall is a little steep in places. Passed a part in the wall that Jesus had fallen into. We did this with a guide otherwise would have missed parts. Lots of souvenir shops on the... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Via Dolorosa is something one hears about and sees on TV during the Easter season. It is such an iconic sight (and site) of Israel that one believes it should be visited. As Protestants on a visit to Israel a week prior to Easter, my spouse and I were eager to see this famous route. Considered the ultimate Jerusalem... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Engaging in the imagination. To visualize the tortuous journey as we passed from station to station watching the pilgrim groups stirred our passion.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Christian pilgrims come from around the world to experience Christ's journey with the cross to Golgotha. The road is in the Arab Quarter so appropriate dress is appropriate. Jerusalem continues to rebuild on itself - the actual places commemorated are typically 4 to 6 metres below the current day road. There are chapels at most of the Stations of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This will take you atleast 2.30 minutes to complete all the 14 stations of the cross. Its so interesting and fascinating and can give you goose bumps to know you standing on a piece of history where Jesus once was!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Shown to us by a local guide when we were in the city. You walk the same walk that Jesus supposedly took when he was on his way with the cross.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I never imagined the Via Dolorosa the way it is, when walking I could imagine was it was like for Jesus to walk through the bazaars and crowds and many really didn't care. It's long, it has many stops, but you see a lot of Jerusalem as you walk it. Stop at all the churches and revisit the history (according... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

TEARFULL EXPERIENCE...... When visiting Israel - this is a must see. Everything in ISRAEL is unbelieving... a trip that changed my life. I plan to visit this GREAT CITY AGAIN. WOW!!!!

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