We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 972 2627 4931
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.
read more
Visit Dominus Flevit like an insider
Special Offer
$192*
and up
Tel Aviv Super Saver: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Tour plus In...
Top Rated
$99*
and up
Jerusalem Tour from Tel Aviv: In the Footsteps of Jesus

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 37 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Spectacular panoramic views of the city & Dome of the Rock

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Karen B
,
Pensacola, FL
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pensacola, FL
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
58 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crowborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
60 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prague, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
123 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
25 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sweden
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
103 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
98 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The chapel and landscaping are very beautiful, but nothing beats the view. This place commemorates where Christ wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19) and you have a great view of the Golden Gate and Old City of Jerusalem. Below the fence are desecrated Jewish graves, a painful reminder of the recent past. If possible, come and spend some quiet time here... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Speers Point, Australia
Top Contributor
486 reviews 486 reviews
253 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

For those who suffer from chronic 'Grottoitis' head up to the Mount of Olives and take in the sites of the Old City from on high and check out Dominus Flevit!! Pros: Contemporary design (built in the 1950s), light and airy, great views over the city from the forecourt, clean toilets and friendly staff!! Cons: If you're coming from the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cebu Island, Philippines
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
88 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is the site where Jesus was looking at the old city of Jerusalem and envisioned its destruction. Tear drop in structure and is located on the foothill of Mount of Olives.Here you get a good view of the Dome of the Rock. You can reach it by foot through a steep walkway.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
811 reviews 811 reviews
369 attraction reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

The church is tiny and relatively plain - but from the terrace outside there is an amazing view over Jerusalem - which means you only have to walk up half I the Mount of Olives and needn't go all the way to the top. I've done both and the view from here is just as good - and a lot... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bozeman, Montana
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This little church is on the Mount of Olives, about half way between the Garden of Gethsemane below and the lookout point near the top. It's a pretty little church built to recognize the spot where Jesus wept over Jerusalem, but the really special thing about it is the acoustics. Sing quietly and enjoy the rich sound!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Dominus Flevit also viewed

Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
 
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
 

Been to Dominus Flevit? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dominus Flevit staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?