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Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

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Address: Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 0545673887
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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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Way of the cross

Incredible walk through streets that are narrow... even in heat of the day, you didn't feel overly hot. I felt very connected to history. I would highly recommend anyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible walk through streets that are narrow... even in heat of the day, you didn't feel overly hot. I felt very connected to history. I would highly recommend anyone visiting Jerusalem to make sure they do this. Quite spiritual.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoy it. I read some of the crucification points but was more interested in the people in the streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an experience I will never forget. The walk was taken at 5:30AM in the quiet before the shops opened and was beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This historic walk is in the old, walled city. Our second visit. The first was 20 years ago. Busier but last time was winter. Incredible to walk this historic and holy sight. Clearly marked signs as to your position. Unmissable as are so many places in the city.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

most disappointing: smelly and dirty in places, luckily much was closed as it was Eid. Usually impassable with people. Many stations closed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you come to Israel, you have to do the Via Dolorosa, and walk it, and ponder your thoughts of history and what it would have felt like to be there?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the time to do the whole Via Dolorosa on my last day in Jerusalem, and am so glad I did. It starts at Lion's Gate and travels up the Via Dolorosa, taking in several stops. Purchase a guide at any of the small shops or download a guide from the Old City Jerusalem website/app (latter is free; the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far one of the highlights of the tour . Walking down the narrow path and stopping at the various stations visualizing Christ carrying a cross...wow...also there are groups that are acting out the scenes with the noise and hustle and bustle making you feel as if you were part of it ...amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a catholic, Christian, orthodox, follower of Jesus or bible of story lover, this is the way that you can't miss. Alright, it is nit a long way, I think around 1km. Of course, it's easy for us to walk now, but think that if you carried a heavy cross on your back with bear foot and whipped... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must for all Christians as they visit the Land of the Bible. Before going on the tour, I read several travel publications and noticed a great photo of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The photo had been taken near the Ninth Station. While walking through Jerusalem on our day tour I mentioned this Station to the... More 

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