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Dominus Flevit, Jerusalem
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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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  • A place of meditation and prayer for Christians. All pretty small and sober. A certain "outfit" which fortunately contrasts with the excesses of some other places which become that's hard to deal with...
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  • The church was designed to look like a tear drop representing the tears that Christ is believed to have shed on this site. The view through the window over the altar is stunning. The patio/walking are...  more »
  • A nice place to gaze at the Temple Mount-old town. The Church is not the usual East-facing - but to the West. Through window behind the altar, it looks wonderful on the old town / dome of the Rock / Church of Holy Sepulchre. A good place to read the story, which is the Church of reason: Luk branch 19, 41. Also some mosaics can be seen in the Church. There are often many groups on the site.
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  • 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.