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Address: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-627-4931

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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Beautiful teardrop church

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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 30 September 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 23 September 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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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I visited the church Dominus Flevit in Jerusalem, where Jesus wept because many people who have not repented. Lovely place, spacious, many tourists from abroad come here. I will come again someday.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Probably the most interning from architectural point of view of all the churches on the mt of Olives is Dominus Flevit. Jesus wept overlooking the Temple, as the gospel teaches, and one can easily imagine this scene as the view of the Temple mt is really stunning. Church is shaped as a tear, next to it one can find sarcofague... More 

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Long Island, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Good view...not much else for us. Church itself was closed when we got there. Not much else to do on the site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Very special place to visit at Olive mountain. Amazing view on Temple mount and all Jerusalem from above.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

One of my favorite little spots in Jerusalem. This church was designed to be in the shape of a tear, and represents a space for worshipful reflection to ponder how and where Jesus looked down over Jerusalem and prayed and wept.

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