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Starting at St. Stephen's (Lions') Gate in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, this is the route Jesus is said to have followed as he carried the Cross to his crucifixion.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Via Dolorosa is a processional route in the Old City of Jerusalem, believed to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. We did way of the cross with our tour group early in the morning and I could have just...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

THis is one of the must visits while touring Israel and Palestine, you have to visit The Way of the Cross

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Courtney E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot imagine how he carried that big and heavy cross such a long distance...that hits it home....

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Skywalker102014
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to push your way through the crowds of shoppers, locals and other tourists (as Jesus would have done in his day) but it's well worth it to follow the "Stations of the Cross". Each Station of the Cross is marked by a round...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jesus have been condamned without finding comitted any sin. His way to the cross started here. He suffered, beaten, tortured but he finished. Dea has been killed.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kinga P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been warned that it was easy to find this walk touristy with all the vendors shouting out to passers-by (our group had nametags on, so the vendors even called by name) and the crowds that make stopping or passing difficult (our guide seemed...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Via Dolorosa , stopping at every station but some stations were already occupied and cannot be prayed for. The uphill, downhill of the then roads, now stairs can really be hard on someone carrying the cross.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Malou674
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked the stations of the cross. Our guide spoke about each station and showed us the carving on the wall for each stop

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sue S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though you are not walking on the streets that Jesus walked as those are buried below current city, but still it's worth to read New Testament and pray on the way. We had priest in our group so it was easier as all prepared...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Olenka1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not the actual road, which was actually below the road we walked on. The road itself has been built on so is below where we were.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from lisavalbracht | Reviewed this property |
Yes we went with a group organized by Educational Opportunities out of Lakeland Florida. There are many similar organizations internationally and I’m sure you could find one that would suit your preferences. It’s the trip... More
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We were there in October. Very warm. Tiberius was cooler... Jerusalem was warm.. we did well though. Nothing we couldn't handle
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Response from Deacon Jorge C | Reviewed this property |
the time or day, really does not matter, because you'll be walking, meditating and sharing HIS WALK. i'll be praying for you
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