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Dominus Flevit

Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-627-4931
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
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Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-627-4931
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Halfway down the Mount of Olives a sign on your right hand says "Dominus Flevit" that means "The Lord Wept". This chapel is a memorial of Jesus who wept over Jerusalem. The chapel is a marvelous building fashioned in the shape of a teardrop and...More

Thank Lars M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architecture of this church represents Christ's tears as he wept over the city. The site offers nice views of old Jerusalem. It's a worthwhile stop as you walk down the Palm Sunday Road.

Thank kekenkel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church commands the view of Jerusalem that Jesus would have seen coming over the hill from Bethany. Of course, it would have looked very different then, as the walls we are looking at date from the 16th century and the Dome of the Rock...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice church on the Mount of Olives and you can visit it on your way down. So many churches in this place that it was just another. Unusual shape.

Thank Alana T
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This small church was built in 1955 by the Italian architect Antonio Berluchi in the area where a Byzantine church from the 5 century existed. Today a Catholic Franciscan church in a shape of a tear, the Latin means "the lord wept". Very nice view...More

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Stand in the isle of the nave facing the alter. Look at the window behind the alter, you will see a cross in the middle. The intended design trick is that once properly positioned in the center of the church this cross will perfectly align...More

Thank 1dancing_fool
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Dominus Flevit is one of the attractions at the Mount of Olives, situated a fair distance up the slope past the Church of Saint Mary Magdalena. Opening hours are 8-11.45am and 2.30-5pm daily. There is a small church on the grounds that is famously shaped...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Small church in the middle of the slopes of the Mount of Olives has an unusual shape. Lovely grounds, perfect view on eastern gate area of Old City. To get there, use taxi. Just say to driver 'Pater Noster church'. e.g., taxi from Lions Gate...More

Thank jean448
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I came to this church by chance and here I met Father Sebastian. A very humble, simple, knowledgeable man greeted me and was very kind! The place is very beautiful with amazing views of the Old City of Jerusalem from inside and from outside! #planforamiracle...More

Thank Dr.Sylvia
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A good way to visit the many churches and points of interest on the Mount of Olives is to take a taxi up, e.g. from the Lion's gate of the old city, it cost us 20 Shekels (5 euros). Then you make your way down...More

Thank Hermes_NL
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