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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  • I am not a religious person, but visiting here was so interesting. There was mass in the church so we couldn't go inside. But wandering around the area was good enough! Great view over Jerusalem. I di...  more »
  • Aqui Jesus wept when he saw Jerusalem. This church commemorates this biblical fact. I recommend walking distance as all the attractions that are found in the Mount of olives are.
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  • Not only the church marks a important spot for christianity, but also some burial sites of the first christians are there. Additionally it overlooks beautifully Jerusalem and its walls (From there Jes...  more »
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  • Beautiful church. Dominus Flevit is a Roman Catholic church on the Mount of Olives, opposite the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The church was designed and constructed between 1953 and 1955 by the Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi and is held in trust by the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.
  • From its front yard prayer spot one can see the entire city of Jerusalem like the most amazing natural drawn the land of the holy made by the creator himself choosing the spot here so the lucky ones whom ever visiting this church would have that chance !
  • Visiting the Holy Land is an experience not to be missed...a gift that keeps on giving.
  • Tiny church, but the view is a little more exciting. Not many tourists which is refreshing. Loved it. Nice housekeepers there
  • Beautiful chapel in the shape of a tear drop. Excellent views of the Holy City.
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