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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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This is not for the faint of heart. There's quite a bit of walking, but really worth it. A guide is helpful as it would be easy to get turned around if you're not sure which was... read more

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Pipe Creek, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not for the faint of heart. There's quite a bit of walking, but really worth it. A guide is helpful as it would be easy to get turned around if you're not sure which was to go.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was nice to follow the stations of the cross and see the religious sites along the way. A lot of people so at times very squshy. probably would like to do it again.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although it's noisy, you do get a sense of the path taken by Christ. It's moving and surreal. Would highly recommend.

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We followed this route from the Basti Pizzeria, which is located between the 2nd and 3rd stations (I think). The route was well-sign posted; however, we were also following a good map in our Lonely Planet. We stopped at each station and spent some time in reflection, which made the hustle and bustle of the old city on Easter Sunday... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walk on ancient stones worn and uneven from centuries of pilgrims who have travelled here. The stations of the cross are a bit difficult to find if you do not have a guide.You will walk through parts of the Muslim quarter via narrow crowded pedestrian only streets. Wear good footwear everywhere in the old city as the terrain is difficult.... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No trip to Jerusalem would be complete without following the footsteps of Christ, visiting the 14 stations of the cross. Located in the heart of the walled part of old Jerusalem, Via Dolorosa is a cobbled street believed to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Many of the stations are either difficult to find... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every Friday join the cross carrying procession that follows the footsteps of Christ. A spiritual journey not to be missed.

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Irmo, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had this picture in my mind of the Via Dolorosa being this dirt street, wide and open with people along both sides when, in fact, it is a stone path through one section of Jerusalem. I'm not sure why I thought what I did, but it is probably my lack of knowledge about Jerusalem in general! The ancient city... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

To walk in the path that he walked and to envision what it is he saw is like nothing I could explain. Even if you are not religious the path this takes you through has you traveling through space and time and religions. via dolorosa starts in the muslim quarter.

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Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire route is lined with stalls selling everything from ice cream to crowns of thorns making it very difficult to walk prayerfully.

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