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Address: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 972 2627 4931
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Description: This tear-shaped church was built between 1953 and 1955 on the spot where...
This tear-shaped church was built between 1953 and 1955 on the spot where, according to tradition, Jesus wept over Jerusalem.
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Lovely chapel

Dominus Flevit, situated part of the way up the road to the Mt of Olives, across the Kidron Valley from the Old City, is a wonderful little chapel with amazing acoustics. Be ready... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Dominus Flevit, situated part of the way up the road to the Mt of Olives, across the Kidron Valley from the Old City, is a wonderful little chapel with amazing acoustics. Be ready to sing a favorite hymn, even if you're just a group of four, as the chapel transforms those four voices into a full choir! Just lovely. Opening... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Beautifully designed - be sure to go inside and look at the view from over the altar - world renowned picture can be taken here - also see the archaeological findings on the way in out - great view from here

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Regardless of your beliefs, this place is well worth visiting if you're in Jerusalem. There's an amazing view of the Old City of Jerusalem, especially the Temple Mount/Haram Al Sharif, and the small chapel is quite lovely and simple. If there's a pilgrim or tour group or two here, wait around until they leave. During the lull periods this is... More 

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Drogheda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The picture window of this church looks out on the scene Jesus would have seen when He wept over Jerusalem. Very moving.

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Walking down with my tour group from the Mount of Olives, I nearly missed this place. They have services very regularly for groups making the pilgrimage, both inside & outside the building & when we arrived two services were going on simultaneously. A few minutes wait enabled the church to empty & just a few people to get in. The... More 

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Pensacola, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Dominus Flevit translates to "cry of the Lord" because Jesus was moved to tears when He mourned the coming destruction of Jerusalem. Here you will see spectacular panoramic views of the city at the grounds below the Church, and the world's oldest cemeteries. Take a photo from the alter at the window of the chapel of the Dome of the... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Although inundated with people there is still a sense of tranquility here. Tradition told the women of Jerusalem not to cry for him, but for themselves at this spot. A great, unforgettable view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It is very nice place with really excellent view of Jerusalem. Chapel is quiet, almost inviting you to sit in the first row and enjoy the beautiful Jerusalem from behind the window, or for your prayers. Outside is the water fountain for all thirsty.

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Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Amazing to be in the same place as Jesus once was. Once again, we were very lucky with being the ONLY tourists there, save a group of Spaniards that came later on. We took photos of the incredible view, which was the same place where Jesus sat and looked out on the city and wept. Really surreal to be there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Quite possibly why Jesus chose this location when he wept over Jerusalem as recorded in Luke 19:41-42 - When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, "If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.… The shrine is built to... More 

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