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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.
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Via Dolorosa | Old Town, Jerusalem, Israel
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This is a worthwhile experience , however, is crowded and noisy. Important for the Christians so the effort is worth it.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Benhur05
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In the Old City, you can walk the streets where Jesus supposedly walked on his way to his crucifixion. Each station is numbered and some Catholics may want to kiss the wall at these spots. It was a very crowded holiday when we did it...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For Christians, to walk the Via Dolorosa is to reimagine the story of Christ in its final Earthly stage. The walk is crowded with pilgrims from all over the world, singing, praying and touching sacred spots. It’s also lined with hawkers of everything from mango...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reliving the memory of Jesus Christ on the day of his crucification in old Jerusalem where it actually took place two thousand years back.Small or large no. Of persons move from station to station where Jesus walked/fell before being nailed to the cross.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SOQ2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very, very crowded with religious pilgrims many of who became rather unchristian in efforts to push to the head of the line. Suggest you go early in the day to minimise the wait times. We gave up mid walk as you could see little other...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Zickles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-do when in Jerusalem. Located in the Old City, it's a walk through the path taken by Jesus before His crucifixion. Path is uneven, narrow & involves short ascending & descending steps. It has, however, become too commercialized & noisy with too many souvenir...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Christina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to take the time to walk the Via Dolorosa. If you go with a guide, no worries, they will point everything out and tell you what happened at each station. If you go by yourself, be sure to print out a guide to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tammy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Via Delaroso is very busy. I did this walk without a tour guide. It was nice that I reviewed the stations of the cross while walking. I only wish the station numbers were Larger. I had to ask several times for directions. It was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank amandachay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend you have a guide or some literature to point out what is where and what the back story of each station is, even if you have learned this in church.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Globaljoan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walking the Via Dolorosa - if you know your stations of the cross - was most interesting but very crowded. Probably best if you do this early in the day as it gets busier as the shops open and more tourists pour in to the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from lisavalbracht | Reviewed this property |
Yes we went with a group organized by Educational Opportunities out of Lakeland Florida. There are many similar organizations internationally and I’m sure you could find one that would suit your preferences. It’s the trip... More
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Response from Phylly M | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October. Very warm. Tiberius was cooler... Jerusalem was warm.. we did well though. Nothing we couldn't handle
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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