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Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

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Address: Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 54-567-3887
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Starting at St. Stephen's (Lions') Gate in the Muslim Quarter of the Old...

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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Walking on the path of Jesus

There are a few different versions of the Via Dolorosa. Each station of the cross is marked and pretty hard to miss. Some stations are right across or right next to each other... read more

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Kearny, New Jersey
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are a few different versions of the Via Dolorosa. Each station of the cross is marked and pretty hard to miss. Some stations are right across or right next to each other. The issue is that each tour guide will tell you that the actual city is 700 meters below. You need to find a local that can bring... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was by far the most spiritual and heart-rendering walk. Even if it is not the exact route the Jesus took, it is by far the most powerful experience you feel.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The way starts in the muslim quarter and goes along the christian quarter until the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, so it goes through the two quarters of the old city that are a little bit confusing. I couldn't find all stations because the way goes through the market in the christian quarter. If you want to see everything detailed,... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked via delorosa - note to everyone - no bare arms and shoulders or you can't enter the sites - helpful suggestion - keep a scarf with you Scarves fix everything 😂 The walk is so worth the effort - my favourite is the church at the top

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I sensed, having come across it by chance that I was in a hugely significant place. As I touch the wall I felt the presence of Jesus and on looking around I saw the sign, Via Delorosa. The route of His final journey as a man. Every place was marked clearly where an incident occurred and it was breathtaking to... More 

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Via Dolorosa is as charming as the rest of Old Jerusalem, and all of it has a history to it. But as far as some of the details of the Via Dolorosa go... it is admittedly a guess, and some of it seems pretty far-fetched and overdone for tourism. (Ie: A dent in the stone from a wooden cross??... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was quite an experience walking down the Via Dolorosa knowing this was the way Christ carried the cross those many years ago to go and die for our sins that we might live forgiven

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the route that Jesus took. There were a few marked up points with huge historical significance interspersed with a lot of stalls. Unless you have a guide, I don't think it's easy to get the significance of all the places.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth going to VIA DOLOROSA ... Because it is a respectful road ....The treatment and things that Jesus had encountered on the way of carrying the cross to the mountains in the old city ...

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Iowa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For the Christian (and the curious), this is the route that--according to tradition--Christ walked after being convicted by Pontius Pilate to the location of his crucifixion. Even though I was here AFTER Easter had passed, the route was still filled with groups of pilgrims from several countries. It was fascinating to listen to the cacophony of languages chattering, chanting, and... More 

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