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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.
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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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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Sweden
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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 

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Speers Point, Australia
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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 

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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 

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Bozeman, Montana
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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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My wife and I visited Jerusalem in May 2013. The little teradrop church of Nominus Flevit, halfway down the western slope of the Mount of Olives, recalls the gospel incident in whcih Jesus wept over the future of Jersalem Luke 17: 37-44. The incident occoured during Jesus triumphful entry into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday. in AD 70 Jesus... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Less busy than many of the holy sites in Jerusalem, situated on the Mount of Olives near Gethsemane. Worth a visit.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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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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