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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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Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
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This is the path that Jesus supposedly took during the last day before being crucified. The Via Dolorosa follows the “stations of the cross” which are a collection of places where significant events occurred during Jesus’ final day leading up to crucifixion and eventual resurrection....More

Thank Randy H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The group we were with started the Stations of the Cross at about 5 am. Highly recommend doing this because there wasn't any foot traffic or noise. Need a flashlight. Felt very safe.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even if you don't look for this road you will be across it, and you easily recognize it facing several Christian Catholic groups that will walk on it bringing wood big cross on their shoulders. At approx 100 metres from the Austrian hospices up to...More

Thank Marco U
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The path which Jesus mad to walk on his for crucification. For Catholics , it is a religious importance. We made the station of the Cross by carrying the cross.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the path on which Jesus was made to walk on his way to Crucification.For Christians it's of great religious importance and though a non christian i was simple overwhelmed to walk the 600 meters from the Antonia Fortress to the Church of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read lots of reviews about this aspect of the trip. Yes it was crowded and lots of chatter and business happening but if one is able to block that out and FEEL the walk it is absolutely worth it. To understand the difficulty of bearing...More

Thank Ernest d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basically, it is just tat shops all the way, with a few interesting stops. You wont miss much if you dont do it, unless you really need T shirts and stuff made in China.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there very early, on a cold and wet morning last February, and got hit by reality fast. The Via Dolorosa is not some tourist attraction one can meander along while taking tons of selfies. It is a real place where people (mostly Jews...More

Thank Leah A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to be in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, and participate in the walk through the city on the Via Dolorosa. The thousands and thousands of faithful, from literally around the world, was an amazing thing to be part of.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since we were with a tour group, we were led by our guide and made our way through the different quarters of the Temple area on the Via Dolorosa, stopping in a few places to learn more about what archaeology is revealing about the original...More

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strawberies
October 12, 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
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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
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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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