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Address: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 2-627-4931
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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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Lovely Little Church on the Mount of Olives

One of my favorite churches we visited in Jerusalem. The views are gorgeous and it's a peaceful place to contemplate Jesus weeping over Jerusalem. The church is designed to look... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of my favorite churches we visited in Jerusalem. The views are gorgeous and it's a peaceful place to contemplate Jesus weeping over Jerusalem. The church is designed to look like a tear drop and behind the altar is a moving view of the city. I found this church deeply spiritual.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it can only fit 30 people, no more than 50 standing together. It has a nice view of the Temple Mount. Tradition says, this is where Jesus cried for Jerusalem. Looking at the temple mount, indeed, I am touched and feel the same way.

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Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning view over the Old City and Temple Mount. Rarely you will not find groups of tourists who take many photos from here.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

if you are intrested in the early jewish-christian community at the 1st century AD you should explore the tombs and caves they have found there. the church is modern but it is a jem in jerusalem. the view to the eastern wall of the old city is probably one of the best in the city.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Hard work to get here on foot(But you can take a taxi) but so worthwhile. There is a large window in the church that frames beautiful golden Jerusalem just perfectly ,as welll as an olive grove. Peaceful.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Historic church with beautiful views of Jerusalem and peaceful gardens. Peaceful and quiet place to pray.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The church was designed to look like a tear drop representing the tears that Christ is believed to have shed on this site. The view through the window over the altar is stunning. The patio/walking area overlooks the Old City and has a remarkable view of the Dome of the rock and the surrounding complex. There are remains of mosaics... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The church in itself is quite small. It's stark but beautiful and peaceful in its own way. Affords beautiful views of old Jerusalem city. Nice place to sit and contemplate. Do it as a part of the mount of olives walk

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

It is a hike to get up to this church from the bottom of the Mount of Olives. If you are trying to reach it from the Old City, I'd plan at least 1-1.5 hours, walking, to get there and back again. The church itself is quaint, and the garden is nice, but the best part is definitely the view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

While solo touring the Mount of Olives on foot, the Dominus Flevit has become our favourite spot to sit, pray, reflect and take in the historic beauty of the old city view. We arrived during their off hours (break?) posted on the gate, but Father Sebastion still let us in and even welcomed my wife, brother and I to have... More 

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