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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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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... read more

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

While you cannot compare your walk down the narrow streets to the original, the journey past the stations helps bring to life the story of Christs' final journey you have read about. Yes, it is commercial, but you need to accept that tourists create the demand. We exited from the Western Wall Tunnel onto Via Dolorosa. The walk ends at... More 

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Tulsa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

An amazing experience...to ponder upon the events that took place upon that sacred street was overwhelming. Being from the flat lands of Oklahoma I'd never realized how steep the climb was. We were there in June 2010.

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Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We first visited with our guide on a Monday but as he talked a lot and showed us a lot some places closed for lunch by the time we arrived. We returned on our own on Wednesday and visited every station. Very interesting, different, some are revered religious places and another is in the basement of a souvenir store. We... More 

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Macau, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is an interesting experience with great historical meaning, but cheapened by souvenir vendors hawking every few meters.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There is no other place like this, Jerusalem is a wonderful city it really is but the importance and greatness of its treasures of history are unsurpassable. The way of the cross is like all of the places of interest and history in this city, built above the actual level that the roads and buildings would have been thousands of... More 

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Volos, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Following His steps from the "trial" to the Crusifiction, you feel that you are a part of the history of Christianity.

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Bishop Auckland, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There are plaques on walls to show the different Stations of the Cross, but are easily missed, so best to go with a guided tour. As you would expect, the street layout is not as it was, 2000 years ago, but it follows as closely as possible the route Jesus took to the Cross. It is well worth doing, whether... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

BUYER BEWARE – Don’t believe what they tell you in the Palace!! I purchased a small carpet for $950 from the Palace and had a terrible experience. A certificate I received from the store indicated that it was 100% silk, made in Persia of authentic Asfahn design. When I arrived home it was appraised by a reputable carpet dealer in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Walking on the same road where Jesus walked carrying the cross upon which to be crucified is another awakening experience. Although filled with bazaars and beggars, if you can remove the current site from your mind, it is truly an amazing tour, incomplete in my opinion, but still worth doing.

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Address: Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 0545673887
Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem

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