The Via Dolorosa

The Via Dolorosa

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Via Dolorosa in the old city is the path of Jesus from the place of his trial to his crucifixion place. It is called in the Christian tradition 'the way of agony'.

A journey After Jesus' Footsteps

The road has become a significant attraction frequented by tourists and pilgrims alike. On Fridays at noon, a march of Franciscan monks leaves from the first stop of Via Dolorosa, followed by many believers along the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on the eve of Passover, accompanied by his disciples. After he dined with his disciples, they went to Gethsemane, where Jesus was captured and handed over to the Romans. Jesus was then tried by the Roman procurator Pontius Pilate and sentenced to death by crucifixion. 

This event occurred at the end of the Second Temple period, but the tradition that identifies the way of agony here was later formulated in the 13th century. Along the way, fourteen stations indicate events mentioned in the New Testament and later traditions. The last five stops on the 'Via Dolorosa' are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

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  • DJ H
    DJ H
    August 24, 2023

    A famous road that Jesus walked through at the end of his life.

  • Svetozar Boykinov
    Svetozar Boykinov
    September 1, 2023

    The Via Dolorosa (“Sorrowful Way”, often translated “Way of Suffering”) is a processional route in the Old City of Jerusalem. It represents the path that Jesus would have taken, forced by the Roman soldiers, on the way to...

  • Khanh Tran
    Khanh Tran
    May 27, 2023

    Starting from Lion gate to The Church Holy Sepulchre, follow this street follow Jesu

  • Ruby Wu
    Ruby Wu
    July 10, 2023

    The shopping street is great but PLEASE BEWARE of this horrible shop “Mike souvenirs” - 6th via Dolorosa. I refused to buy an object and this rude guy kept shouting racist words and swore at me, even tempted to throw my b...

  • Cinta cinta
    Cinta cinta
    November 2, 2022

    Historical Religious place , amazing experience to be here to walk here Via Dolorosa st

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