Tradition holds the these are the stairs that Jesus walked on during his trial with Pilot. Often times pilgrims will crawl up the stairs on their knees. You may avoid the crawling pilgrims by using a parallel staircase.
About Scala Santa and Chapel of San Lorenzo
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This is supposedly the stairway Christ walked en route to cruxifiction, brought from Jerusalem by Constantine's Mom. You may only climb the stairs on your knees. It's kind of amazing to see what faith can lead people to do.
This is one of the places most tourists miss. About 30 minutes is all you need here. To think that Jesus walked or climbed up these steps is quite amazing. You don't have to climb the steps on your knees to appreciate it. You can...More
We came across this building by chance and went in. Looks really impressive. Did not know anything about the history of it, so were surprised by the stories about the steps. The architecture is quite interesting and there are some nice paintings inside.
This is one for the truly devout, and for those who have sturdy knees! These are the 28 steps, which Jesus is said to have climbed to access Pilate's praetorium. As per tradition, they were brought here in the fourth century by St Helena. The...More
Great monument , Lucky 🍀 to have been here, truly a devotional experience & a way to make a small sacrifice of climbing the stairs on your knees , of course you have an option for foot next to the wooden stairs ,felt belittled when...More
It was moving to see the devotion and faith of so many today. Problem was that those who took to the steps for praying did not seem to move fast enough and quite frankly prevented others to also share in the moment; there seem to...More
Because of physical problems I took the stairs, but I was certainly moved by the numbers of people of all ages who ascended the Holy Staircase on their knees, stopping to pray at each step.