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Dominus Flevit

Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
972 2627 4931
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Ranked #48 of 168 attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Description: 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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Jerusalem, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The Dominus Flevit Chapel lies at the slope of Mount Olives in Jerusalem, Israel, opposite the Old City. Although a more panoramic view might be caught from the heights of Mount Scopus near the extension of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, yet for us Christian faithful, this site is important because it is traditionally tied up with Jesus' weeping over... More

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Washington, DC
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

On the side of the Mt. Of Olives is a small chapel called Dominus Flevit (Latin for "the Lord wept"). It marks the spot where Jesus, coming upon the city of Jerusalem stopped and wept over it (Luke 19:41-45). Barluzzi shaped the dome of the chapel into a teardrop. Outside there is a beautiful space to sit and look at... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

stopped here on my walk down mt of Olives. Great view of the old city. Small, attractive building. Worth a quick stop while descending down the mount.

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Jerusalem, Israel
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

The place has no real importance to the faith, religious authorities cannot prove the place where Jesus cry, but the place have a perfect vision to the Holy City of Jerusalem, is so quiet and excellent place to pray.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The church itself isn't particularly remarkable, however they do have a great view of the ancient city. Inside the church the front window has a cross at the centre that imposes nicely over the Temple Mount. Worth picking up a couple of stones to take home, if anyone asks what they are,.. well, they're the stones that would have cried... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

A nice story/tradition is related to this church ( and as i already wrote at other rating- the story and tradition are the main thing. take a good guide!!) but the main thing about this church is the location, just on the other side of the holliest place for Jews and second holiest place for Muslim. the view is breathtaking... More

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Tel Aviv
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17 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

It is a small and very beautiful church, but it most important asset in the view. The church is build in a westward direction, and not eastward - making it a unique church (perhaps the only on in the world facing west). This was done in order that the church would face Temple Mountain, and the view of the dome... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

If you are walking down the Mount of Olives it is worth stopping to visit this modern Church if only for the stunning view from the window framing the Dome of the Rock.

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