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Address: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 972 2627 4931
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This tear-shaped church was built between 1953 and 1955 on the spot where,...

This tear-shaped church was built between 1953 and 1955 on the spot where, according to tradition, Jesus wept over Jerusalem.

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Important Catholic landmark with a stunning view over the Temple Mount

Probably the most interning from architectural point of view of all the churches on the mt of Olives is Dominus Flevit. Jesus wept overlooking the Temple, as the gospel teaches... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Probably the most interning from architectural point of view of all the churches on the mt of Olives is Dominus Flevit. Jesus wept overlooking the Temple, as the gospel teaches, and one can easily imagine this scene as the view of the Temple mt is really stunning. Church is shaped as a tear, next to it one can find sarcofague... More 

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Long Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good view...not much else for us. Church itself was closed when we got there. Not much else to do on the site.

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very special place to visit at Olive mountain. Amazing view on Temple mount and all Jerusalem from above.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite little spots in Jerusalem. This church was designed to be in the shape of a tear, and represents a space for worshipful reflection to ponder how and where Jesus looked down over Jerusalem and prayed and wept.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This church is famous for the view across the city through the altar window, but it's very moving to reflect on the Gospel in this place. And there are some well preserved mosaics as a bonus.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Walking in, you pass by a Jewish necropolis from the 1st century with ossuaries. From within the church, if you stand in the center in front of the Altar, you can see the Cross aligned with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Another Barluzzi masterpiece!

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This tiny church is in the shape of a teardrop to represent where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Our pilgrim group stopped in on the way down the Mt of Olives and only looked over the city. My husband and I went back to see inside this little church. We were welcomed in just as they were closing for the afternoon... More 

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Highland Village, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is a smaller place to visit and a bit of a walk up from the Garden of Gethsemane. We noted that a lot of groups visited this site walking down from the Mount of Olives. It is a moving but smaller site. The entrance is on a side road off of the main road up the the Mount of... More 

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Loreto, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

It is a place that made me sit and meditate. I should say that all should spent time in deep contemplation and meditation in this place to thank Jesus for what he has done for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Stand at the edge of the paved courtyard with the Temple Mount platform spread in front of you, see the golden Dome of the Rock, and remember that day it commemorates. Beneath are the olive trees of Gethsemane, and at the bottom of the valley is Kidron. Thousands of years sweep before you. Wow.

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