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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  • Important experience spiritual, that is, the transition in the footsteps of the stations of the cross of Jesus, much calmer in the morning when closed are stalls and shops, but during the day we can experience the same feelings as Jesus. Lack of interest, taunt, encourage to buy some goods. city life from sunrise to sunset, perfectly captures the character of the people of the Middle East, that few are interested in what we do for a very keen to sell their goods. Exactly how 2000 years ago the most important thing is to win, even on a man sentenced to death.
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  • Via dolorosa or the way of the cross takes you thru the 14 stations of Jesus's demise. Regular tours and religious tours go thru this route some singing and praying and some taking pictures. Quite mov...  more »
  • There are an incredible numbers of shops. So much merchandise at great prices. Remember to bargain. And don't forget to get a fresh squeezed juice. They are awesome. 
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  • 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.
  • You can imagine the entire stations of the cross. When you walk the streets and the pain Jesus went through.
  • What an incredible journey! There are 14 stations along the Way of Sorrow and it was quite an experience to visit all of them. You will need a guide if you want to understand what you are seeing.
  • 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.
  • Via Dolorosa is most important to Christian. From the Lion's gate to Church of the Holy Sepulchre, it has nice view and different current setup such as shops, etc.