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Address: Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 54-567-3887
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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 full of history trip

Go through the way that Jesus made.. From gath shemanim to the holy sepulchre, stop at all stations- easy walking and magical atmosphere

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go through the way that Jesus made.. From gath shemanim to the holy sepulchre, stop at all stations- easy walking and magical atmosphere

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Lahad Datu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the way of suffering from Jesus Christ point of view. It starts from the Lion's gate and ended at the Holy Sepulchre church (for the Greek Orthodox believed that Jesus was crucified at this site) or the Garden Tomb where most of Christianity believe is Golgotha the place where Christ was crucified. Via Dolorosa pass throught narrow meandering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walk in Jesus steps on Via Dolorosa, the last path of Jesus. Whether you start at Station 1 and go all the way through OR start like we did at Station 6 of the Cross, Christ hand, and do a few to get a feel, it's up to you. Those in our group that walked all said they felt overwhelmed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this walk recently through Old Jerusalem. Even if you are not religious it is worth doing since it gives a wonderful walking overview of many sites in the old city.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

one cannot walk some meters wiothout being asked to look in the shops. and these are shops for tourists, not for locals so, yes, interesting to do the dolorosa, but get iof the beaten path

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful experience. We had a small group, including 2 priests, so we were all able to carry the cross at some point along the way. Lent, the passion, and the Stations of the Cross will always be more meaningful ....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the reasons to visit Old Jerusalem if not the only one. You can definitely FEEL history. I recommend reading up on the stations of the cross. It will make it easier to understand.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite kids spitting down towards us I still loved the walk down the Via Dolorosa. So just beware:)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide took us around the route explaining everything to us. As I've said in other in other reviews regarding Israel,. you don't have to be religious to enjoy this experience. An interest in history will suffice. We visited one afternoon and even though it was November, the route was extremely crowded. To visit this place at Easter must be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 30 some people did the Via Crucis early one morning. For a Christian, it gave me an opportunity to recall and meditate on story of the Jesus on His way to the Cross on the very place where this happened 2000 years ago. The old cobble stones of the narrow and uneven streets made me realize how... More 

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