Trip Planner:   Middle East  /  Israel  /  Jerusalem District  /  Jerusalem  /  Historic Sites  /  Dominus Flevit

Dominus Flevit, Jerusalem

(4.4/5 based on 110 reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Jerusalem itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Jerusalem

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Jerusalem by other users

3 days in Jerusalem BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 47 days in Israel BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Israel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Middle East BY A USER FROM EGYPT September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Guangzhou & Israel BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Israel BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Jordan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Israel BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Israel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Middle East BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Middle East BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Jerusalem BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Google
  • Beautiful church with surreal views over Jerusalem and Temple Mount
  • Ask for David and talk to him. Unbeliveable wise man.
  • Yo be added on the list when you go up/ come down from the Olive mountain.
  • 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.