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Dominus Flevit

Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
972 2627 4931
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Ranked #52 of 179 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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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

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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gulf shores
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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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Washington, DC
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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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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
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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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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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