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. Use our Jerusalem planner to visit Dominus Flevit on your trip to Jerusalem, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • According to Jewish tradition, that Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem. There is a Byzantine mosaic in the shape of a chicken. Is near the Mount of olives.
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  • The Dominus Flevit is a small modern church on the Mount of olives, right next to the largest Jewish cemetery in the world.
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  • This church reminds the tears of Jesus when he saw Jerusalem from that place. Close to the church there is a small cemetery of the first christians, some of them lived at the same time as the apostles...  more »
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  • Beautiful chapel in the shape of a tear drop. Excellent views of the Holy City.
  • Tiny church, but the view is a little more exciting. Not many tourists which is refreshing. Loved it. Nice housekeepers there
  • A church empty of other tourists when was visiting it, it was a quick tour when I was visiting it, because the tour guide was telling me to stay in the last. Did anyone encountered that tour guide before? The tour organizer said he was from Taiwan and our pastor said nothing about it. I feel very strange about it.
  • The grounds are more interesting than the church. Second temples ossuaries are found therein.
  • Great view of the city

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