Jerusalem: Walking the via Dolorosa

Jerusalem: Walking the via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel (B)

The Via Dolorosa (Latin for "Way of Sorrow") is a street in the Old City of Jerusalem believed to be the path walked by Jesus on his way to the cross. 

Today, it is one of the most popular places of Christian pilgrimage in Israel, where you can follow the nine Stations of the Cross before reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where the remaining five stations are located.

Locating some of these stations in the winding streets of Jerusalem is not always an easy task, so find out how to follow this fascinating path through some of the most important events of the New Testament!

The Via Dolorosa starts in the Muslim Quarter inside Jerusalem's Old City, just next to the Lions' Gate, where the first two stations are located. 

If you're coming from West Jerusalem, the easiest way to get there is by accessing the Old City through the Damascus Gate, and then walk for about 10 minutes until you reach the Lion's Gate at the other side of the Old Town. 

I had spent that morning visiting the Tower of David and Mt. Sion, so if you're coming from Mt. Sion like I did, it is also possible to go through Dung Gate and walk north-est for about 15 minutes, keeping Temple Mount on your right-hand side. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Jerusalem: Walking the via Dolorosa
Guide Location: Israel » Jerusalem
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Tower of David
  • Umariya Elementary School
  • Chapel of the Condemnation
  • Via Dolorosa
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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