Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross), Jerusalem

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Tread the solemn path Jesus took to his crucifixion along Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross), a hub for pilgrims and tourist wishing to step closer to ancient history and religion. Twist and turn your way through narrow stone paths lined with shops, following the nine stations of the cross marking Christ's sacred journey. Your experience culminates at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where five more stations indicate the end the of the walk and the site of crucifixion. Avoid peak times due to overcrowding on the path. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) and many more Jerusalem attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Jerusalem vacation builder.
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  • The Via Dolorosa is known by the route of the Via Crucis. You do the tour of the 14 stations that are perfectly marked in Roman numerals, though some are not easy to find. It is crossing part of the Muslim Quarter and through the Souk for what are usually enough people, more taking into account that some of the streets are very narrow. You have to climb steps. The 5 latest stations are inside of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
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  • I'm going to be honest...I had expected Jerusalem to be different. I don't know why, I've read plenty, but I thought I would have a more literal experience and I think that it is far from that. So the...  more »
  • We see a few stations in the maze of the neighborhood Muslim and Christian. Much imagination is required to imagine the way of the cross of Christ in his time...
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  • Sacred place of worship. Should visit when in The Holy Land. The architecture is so well preserved, it helps us to feel those ancient holy days.
  • Interesting, not religious
  • this is Brittany's mother, this song is so beautiful, I have been telling My LORD how I want his presence in my life more than anything else in the world, yesterday I took off from work to spend a day just with my LORD no one else. I played this song all afternoon I was so happy, I was singing it all day and I made copies for all my friends at work. JESUS died for me and you so we may have eternal life, what a GOD there is no one else like him, without him I have no life, I want the whole world to experience this amazing love. I love him because he first loved me. to GOD be the GLORY. amen.
  • The Way Of The Cross. As A private guide in Jerusalem I can not skip this path. For any Christian while in Jerusalem... Station 11is the most overwhelming...the Crucifixion
  • The path where Jesus walked from he's conviction to he's grave. A modern invention, yet it gives you the feeling of walking through an holy and ancient history.

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