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The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa

Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
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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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“holy sepulchre” (83 reviews)
“old city” (114 reviews)
“muslim quarter” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed learning more about the via as we walked along. This walk is not suited for those living with handicaps or folks that get lost easily.

Thank Lethumusa K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For a christian is amazing walking in the same path of Jesus. It was very moving to follow all the stations across the muslim quartier, the jewish quartier Among them also you can find a lot of shops

Thank Silvina D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Way of the Cross was in the streets mostly with venders all around and a couple of spots that were in separate enclosures. Since the city has changed so much since the time of Christ - it is hard to get emotional about the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a guide or all you will do is walk past many things without understanding history or context. It was a great experience to walk the Via Dolorosa and imagine Jesus' walk down this route to the cross. A must do in Jerusalem and you...More

Thank Eddie O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So interesting and thought provoking to walk from place to place devoted to each ‘station’ where Jesus was said to have walked on his way to his crucifixion. I was particularly moved by a group of pilgrims for whom this was a deeply moving and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is always a dream for me to be able to go to this place, including the other five stations of the cross which are located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. You will see where Jesus walked when he was about to be...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Following along after getting lost in the middle of the Arab shopkeepers our guide- whom we had to pay to find our way out and back to where we were going- pointed out all of these spots as we wandered through. It was a totally...More

Thank judith l
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For most pilgrims you hope that as you walk these old streets that you may some how actually tread where Jesus himself walked. Like much of what I experienced here there was some shock at the number of vendors and questionable tales of what and...More

Thank Takarehi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide quoted passages from the Bible at each station, which made the experience more educational and real. Very religious and meaningful experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This can be very moving as it how Jesus was tried and carried his cross and was crucified and is said to be the route he followed. We have a stations of the cross in Melbourne also with each station at a different church and...More

Thank Peter M
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strawberies
12 October 2017|
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Response from nsalinas2017 | Reviewed this property |
You walk in your own experience with God anytime. He knows why you are doing this and pray ,cry, meditate and feel his presence there when you are walking and feel the cross too as he carried it for us. I felt Jesus... More
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Robert J
3 March 2017|
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Response from GrainneNiMhaille | Reviewed this property |
hello. It is a definately must do and see and feel whilst in Jerusalem. can be achieved on you or get a guide. just be careful as a lot of guides will try and get a lot of euro dollars or sterling outta you and tend to... More
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Heidi-Dana
2 February 2017|
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Response from MaestroAlan | Reviewed this property |
You will be richly blessed by this pilgrimage. But know that the crowds will be enormous and that you will need to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves the whole time you are in Jerusalem. Though you are not going with... More
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