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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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Great view through the altar window

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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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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Prague, Czech Republic
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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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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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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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