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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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  • I would not recommend visiting if not to enjoy the view as you climb the Hill. The Chapel is pretty sketchy but for believers it may represent an important place.
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  • if you are intrested in the early jewish-christian community at the 1st century AD you should explore the tombs and caves they have found there. the church is modern but it is a jem in jerusalem. the ...  more »
  • The shape of the small church recalls the drop of a tear, with reference to the cry of Jesus for the imminent destruction of the city. The Interior is dominated by a large window that frames the panorama of Jerusalem, with the dome of the rock and the surrounding complex. Worth a stop. Visited: 11 November 2016
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  • Beautiful church with surreal views over Jerusalem and Temple Mount
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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.