Via Dolorosa Walking Tour With Photos
What Is The Via Dolorosa?The Via Dolorosa and Souvenir ShopThe Via Dolorosa meaning ‘Sorrowful Way’ or ‘Way of Suffering,’ is a processional route for Christian pilgrims in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is said to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Visiting each station of the cross along the Via Dolorosa should be part of any visit to Jerusalem or holy land pilgrimage.We decided to make our own self-guided walking tour of the Via Dolorosa and I think that worked great for us. That way we could go at our own pace, take pictures, take some detours and not be subject to the indoctrination of specific tour guides.The route of the Via Dolorosa starts close to Lions Gate at the former Antonia Fortress to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The distance is not that far, only around 600 metres.How Many Stations Of The Cross Are There?Along the Via Dolorosa, aka The Way of The Cross, there are fourteen stations based on events that ‘happened’ on the way…
This is only a snippet of a Retirement Travel Article written by Words by Sarah Wilson – Photos by Jonathan Look Jr.
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