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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved walking up the ancient road, so many things to see along the way, it is very historical you can feel the history. I have walked it many times, i really enjoy the old city of Jerusalem.

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to be near the Lions Gate at 1500 on Friday, which the Catholic Monks offer a free guided walk following the Via Dolorosa. The Via is narrow and well marked. In some places, the Via goes up in elevation. The Monks made it...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking this street was walking way back in time. What a privilege to be part of the life of Israel then, and now.I couldn't help but be transformed in my mind back to the day when the Savior walked this way to His crucifixion.

1  Thank angela s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wherever this is the street on which Jesus walked or not, it is a very historical place. Different culture and feelings.

Thank andrewseattle2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never thought of it, walking the Via Dolorosa. But when you come in the Old City you cannot refuse the signs. And walking there maked me think.......what would it been to take the cross and walk there, people yelling at you....it made me quiet!!

Thank Willem Jan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Via Dolorosa is the trail/path on which Jesus reportedly was forced to carry the cross before his crucifixion. Christians who visit the Old City typically make this a top priority, since it ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A tour guide can...More

Thank cisco289
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful but hectic place. The stages of the cross are well marked and a tour guide can add a lot, but due to the crowds, you miss a lot with a tour as things are rushed and hard to keep a group together. They also...More

Thank jmichel01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As much as I would have wanted this walk to be a spiritual event, it was impossible to do so with the throngs of people pressing around to do the same, with shops blaring their goods in your ears, trying to keep track of where...More

Thank yvettedejager
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How can this not be anything but significant? However, go really early to avoid the commercial crowded streets.

Thank irenebadams
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early and don't get stuck with all the tourists or you won't be able to appreciate and get a feel for what you came to see.

Thank Italy024
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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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3 March 2017|
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Response from George K | Reviewed this property |
I would get a guide. Jerusalem is a very old city with narrow winding streets, mostly not wide enough for a car unless it is a mini, and in most street are not allowed. And, some of the via Delarosa stations are not quite... More
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