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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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  • More important for his connection with the wailing Gospel of Jesus for the architectural charm, worth a visit to the beautiful view over the old town and the Church of Alexander. Interesting the necropolis of the I-II century at the entrance.
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  • Historic church with beautiful views of Jerusalem and peaceful gardens. Peaceful and quiet place to pray. 
  • 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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  • Beautiful church with surreal views over Jerusalem and Temple Mount
  • Ask for David and talk to him. Unbeliveable wise man.
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  • 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.