Via Dolorosa

Archaeology and History

The Via Dolorosa, the road Jesus walked from the place of Pontius Pilates sentencing to Golgotha, means way of sorrows.

Christian visitors are sometimes startled to realize the market atmosphere through which they walk is what Jesus would have seen that Friday.

Christians have been walking these same 14 stations for at least 1,000 years. The first and the last are the most famous: the Praetorium, up which Jesus carried the cross, with its ancient flagstones, and the venerable Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the site of the crucifixion and the empty tomb.

Each station has its story, in a setting that despite, or because of, its present-day atmosphere, imparts an authentic sense of Jerusalem as Jesus experienced the city in those last hours.

Photographer: Etel pres.. From a PikiWiki.

Google Maps
Region
Jerusalem Area
Address
Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

Opening hours
24/7
Suitable for children
Suitable for children

Phone
+972-2-6273314
Website
bit.ly

  Similar attractions

Zedekiah's Cave

Zedekiah's Cave

Archaeology and History
Between Damascus and Herod's Gate, Old city, Jerusalem
The Roman Square At Damascus Gate

The Roman Square At Damascus Gate

Archaeology and History
Damascus Gate, Jerusalem
The Garden Tomb

The Garden Tomb

Archaeology and History
Conrad Schick St., Old City, Jerusalem
The Broad Wall

The Broad Wall

Archaeology and History
Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem
The Walls Promenade

The Walls Promenade

Archaeology and History
Old City walls, Jerusalem
Ophel Promenade

Ophel Promenade

Archaeology and History
Near Dung Gate, Jerusalem
Western Wall Tunnels

Western Wall Tunnels

Archaeology and History
Old City, Jerusalem

  Nearby restaurants

Al Ayed Restaurant

Al Ayed Restaurant

Arabian
Hanevi'm 2, Jerusalem
The Rooftop Wine & Cheese Restaurant

The Rooftop Wine & Cheese Restaurant

Dairy, Meat, World
Hazanhanim 3, Jerusalem
Café Café Jerusalem - Jaffa Gate - GO

Café Café Jerusalem - Jaffa Gate - GO

Meat
Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem
Bein Hakshatot

Bein Hakshatot

Dairy, Fish
174 Hagai/Al-Wad St., Jerusalem
Cofizz - Tiferet Israel, Jerusalem

Cofizz - Tiferet Israel, Jerusalem

Dairy, Vegetarian
Tiferet Israel 10, Jerusalem
Luciana

Luciana

Dairy, Vegan
Mamilla 8, Mamilla compound, Jerusalem
Aroma Mamilla Mall

Aroma Mamilla Mall

Dairy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Mamilla, Jerusalem