About Via Dolorosa

The professional route, Via Dolorosa is believed to be the path taken by Jesus to his crucifixion. The 600 meters long winding stretch of Via Dolorosa starts from the Antonia Fortress lying west to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Series of images featuring Jesus Christ and his followers on the fateful day of his crucifixion, together known as the nine Stations of the Cross, adorn the path and is considered sacred and the most celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage.

Must See

  • The 14 Stations.
  • The Pilgrims.
  • The Street Market.
  • The Franciscan Procession.
  • The Wall Arts.

How to reach

Take Egged Bus 8, 38 to reach the Jaffa Gate bus stop. Walk for 10 minutes to enter Via Dolorosa. 
The Tourist Bus 99 also stops at the Jaffa Gate bus stop. Walk for 10 minutes to enter Via Dolorosa. 
Take a Taxi to reach Via Dolorosa. 

Tips

  • While well-marked, the path winds through busy streets lined with snack stalls and tourist shops, so it can be hard to follow.
  • It’s not always easy to see each plaque, but there are many tours that guide visitors with commentary.
  • There is a weekly procession along the Via Dolorosa led by Franciscans every Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
  • The Franciscan procession begins at the Pilgrim’s Reception Center nearby the Lion’s Gate.
  • The number of pilgrims to Via Dolorosa swell to thousands when Franciscans flock to the site during Holy Week.

Visit Time

Sunday: Open 24 hours
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours

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Time you can spend

1 hour

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 21.76°C

 

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