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The Stations of the Cross

  • Via Dolorosa Street, Old City, Jerusalem

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 1511 traveler reviews
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Not what I expected...
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed today

Not the footsteps I tried to envision. There were crosses for rent to drag through the street, lots of tourist shops filled with little plastic tokens and just little sign plaques on where some things were supposed to have taken place.

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Trying the walk from the start rather than the end
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 5 days ago

Usually when I take guests down to Via Dolorosa I start at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and walk backwards to the beginning. Just the easiest way to access the route. But this time I took a repeat visitor who wanted to walk the way again. So, we entered the Old City at...

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Usually when I take guests down to Via Dolorosa I start at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and walk backwards to the beginning. Just the easiest way to access the route. But this time I took a repeat visitor who wanted to walk the way again. So, we entered the Old City at the Damascus Gate and walked to the Second Station, viz. the Church of the Flagellation, a Crusader chapel with a dramatic stained glass altar piece.. I skip the First Station which you have to pay for. Along the way there are a number of noteworthy stations and others which are just a plaque on a wall. The final stations are inside the Holy Spulchre complex. The most noteworthy change inside that church is a chapel en route down to the cistern with the St.Helena shrine. This chapel's paintings and wall frescoes have undergone serious work to remove all the grim form candle smoke. Bright colors jump out of the ceiling's dome and walls.

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Via Dolorosa
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 9, 2019

We started the walk backwards, starting at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and ending at the Garden of Gesthamane. Wish we had more time to explore more thoroughly along the way.