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Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

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Address: Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 54-567-3887
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Starting at St. Stephen's (Lions') Gate in the Muslim Quarter of the Old...

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.

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A must do for Christians. It was humbling to be on the final path of Jesus. We did this on a down time and day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must do for Christians. It was humbling to be on the final path of Jesus. We did this on a down time and day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although very interesting from a historical standpoint for most tourists, this tour path definitely has more meaning for religious pilgrims and spiritual tourists. If you're not a religious tourist, it's not much more that a pre-drawn walking route through an old city. If you're a religious traveler, especially Christian, it will have immense meaning and significance.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Again, historical so important considering our religious histories, but don't forget to visit the streets aside and places in the neighborhood. So much more to see and visit!

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Suffern, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the walk is reminiscent of the past and one can easily imagine what it was like so many years ago; the path is narrow and full of stones

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to be missed while in the old city of Jerusalem, like most everything in the old city. Check it out en route to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 14 stations of Christ which starts from the place where Pontius Plate is said to have condemned Jesus and ends at the beautiful Church of the Holy Sepulchre which has 5 of the stations. A must visit for visitors from all countries and religion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beside the religious significance of Via dolorosa and the fact that you can stop to each of the place where Jesus stopped it is an interesting path as Via Dolorosa is on the muslim quarter of the Old city. I really enjoyed the walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This journey easily can be the crown of your trip to Israel. By entering the Jaffa gate you will enter yourself to a different age. This tour can guide you back in time. The vibe of the walls and the history will lead you a little time travel. By walking through the stations you will sense will the spirituality of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful history between these different sites, usually churches. Appreciated their allowing us in, often without payment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked along the via dolorosa, this is a must. it is very moving, stopping at the places where Jesus rested, there are places people like to touch the stone where Jesus rested and where Simon carried the cross. We didn't do all the stations but we did all but two. a very spiritual journey

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