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This tear-shaped church was built between 1953 and 1955 on the spot where, according to tradition, Jesus wept over Jerusalem.
Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Designed by Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi in the shape of a teardrop, the Sanctuary of Dominus Flevit recalls the incident in the Gospels where, on the first Palm Sunday, Jesus shed tears over Jerusalem's fate in the future. "Dominus Flevit" us the Latin for "the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That's the place where according to tradition Jesus cried and prophesied the destruction of Holy Temple which happened just over 30 years later. Luke 19,44 no stone will be left upon another "because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God.”

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Start at the 7 arches hotel and walk down the Mount of Olives towards the Old City. You won't miss this little church. It's gardens provide a nice, quiet shade to admire the Old City. Inside the chapel, the view through the window behind the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 21, 2019

Skillfully built teardrop-shaped church with the most beautiful altarpiece in the world (correct word?) The view across Gethsemane towards Jerusalem. But what once happened is full of suffering and tears - by Jesus. Looking down on the city, Jesus wept over it as he prophesied...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

Sitting under the shade trees, there's an excellent view of the city. I didn't get to go inside, as it was closed for service, but would've loved to frame a photo through the window that views the old city...

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Built to commemorate the Lord’s weeping over Jerusalem, Dominus Flevit features a beautiful view of the city through its distinct chapel window. Right outside that window is a thorn tree that was the one used to make the Crown of Thorns for Jesus. They have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

It's worth coming to Dominus Flevit just for the views over the old city from both inside and outside of the church. Located lower down the Mount of Olives than the main viewpoint, you get a closer vista of the city from the grounds of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hannah T
Reviewed December 29, 2018

Stopped on our way down from the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane to view the inside of this church said to be built on spot where Christ wept over the coming destruction of Jerusalem. Church is simple in design but its tear...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Dominus Flevit is a Roman Catholic church on the Mount of Olives, opposite the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The church was designed and constructed between 1953 and 1955 by the Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi and is held in trust by the Franciscan...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

This is a Roman Catholic church shaped like a teardrop located on the Mount of Olives. The church is not big but there are a few points of interest. 1) from the church's window at the altar, there is a beautiful view of Temple Mount....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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