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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Following the way of the cross is no doubt a great experience. I never realised how the route is a constant rise or descent, with almost no flat ground. Hard to imagine walking that while carrying a cross towards your death. But the route is...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Via Dolorosa is possibly the best place for the devoted Christians to feel Jesus. But it is also one of the most crowded places in the Old City and also one of the places where agressive sellers fish innocent tourists. Be ready for all of...More

Thank Levi Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to the Via Dolorosa-Way of the Cross and the steps the aJesus took before being crucified. We were jsut a bit disappoitned that there are small stores all throughtout the way. However we kept focused and prayed throughout and blocked out the noise...More

Thank beatrizvs2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On my trip to Israel I had such a memorable day in the Old City of Jerusalem. I found the time fact that I could actually walk and touch where Jesus walked was astonishing. I would certainly recommend this to anyone who appreciates history, or...More

Thank BeeBee623
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is difficult to follow the Stations unless you have an approptirate map. We didn't, but most of the locals are very helpful and friendly, and if they can understand English, you'll manage. The thing about Jerusalem is the tolerence of the different Faiths.

Thank CarlaPen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great reminder of the final journey of Jesus on this earth. But if you are not interested in that there is enough and more shopping to do.

Thank Madana K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are no words to adequately describe the feelings you have on this route. You will see other pilgrims (generally young men) who are opting to walk the path carrying a cross. You will have the opportunity to put your hand into a spot in...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vía Dolorosa is the Route that Jesus followed on his way to Calvary.   Every Friday afternoon hundreds of Christians join in a procession through the Old City of Jerusalem, stopping at 14 Stations of the Cross and finishing at the Church of the Holy...More

Thank josefhine
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nothing is sure in Jerusalem. The Via Dolorosa is PROBABLY the one walked by Jesus with the cross on his shoulders from the Sanhedrin to reach Golgotha, place of the crucifixion. It crosses the whole of the old city, which today is a real Suk,...More

Thank Fulvio R
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The 14 stations are not easy to find but if you search you will find them. It is worth it and a spiritual journey. The tour guide was lost most of the time, but we were able to find them. I recommend walking the stations,...More

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12 October 2017|
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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 GrainneNiMhaille | Reviewed this property |
hello. It is a definately must do and see and feel whilst in Jerusalem. can be achieved on you or get a guide. just be careful as a lot of guides will try and get a lot of euro dollars or sterling outta you and tend to... More
2 February 2017|
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Response from Alan H | 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