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Dominus Flevit, Jerusalem

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Historic Site
Shaped as a teardrop, Dominus Flevit marks the spot where Christ wept over the fate of Jerusalem after he triumphantly entered the city on the first Palm Sunday. Commissioned by the Franciscans, the mid 20th-century church features a design by Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi, and occupies the site of an ancient burial ground and the ruins of an early Byzantine church. Near the entrance, you can see the floor mosaics from the earlier church, featuring floral and geometrical motifs. The window behind the altar offers scenic views of the city and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Using our custom trip planner, Jerusalem attractions like Dominus Flevit can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • One of my favorite churches we visited in Jerusalem. The views are gorgeous and it's a peaceful place to contemplate Jesus weeping over Jerusalem. The church is designed to look like a tear drop and b...  more »
  • I think it can only fit 30 people, no more than 50 standing together. It has a nice view of the Temple Mount. Tradition says, this is where Jesus cried for Jerusalem. Looking at the temple mount, inde...  more »
  • A stunning view over the Old City and Temple Mount. Rarely you will not find groups of tourists who take many photos from here.  more »
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  • Church has different architecture. It gives good view over Jerusalem.
  • Dominus Flevit Church marks the place by Christian tradition where Jesus wept over the future of the Jerusalem. The site was purchased and developed by the Franciscans on behalf of the Roman Catholic church, and has a unique churc building and a remarkable view of the old city of Jerusalem.