1. Health

Walking the Via Dolorosa - Stations of the Cross - Jerusalem Israel

Jerusalem Walking Tour Photos

By

Updated March 24, 2013

Pilgrims have retraced the steps of the Crucifixion of Jesus in Jerusalem, Israel since before the 8th Century. The Stations of the Cross are stops that commemorate events during the torture, sentencing, carrying of the cross, crucifixion, death and burial of Jesus.

The route is established by tradition rather than archaeological evidence. The final stations of the crucifixion and burial are within the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

The route is in the old city of Jerusalem. Walkers should wear sturdy and comfortable shoes when touring Jerusalem. The surface is rough cobblestones with steps.

The route of the Via Dolorosa is about a half mile long, just under one kilometer.

Images 1-12 of 12
Stations of the Cross - Via Dolorosa - JerusalemVia Dolorosa SignsFranciscan Monastery of the Flagellation - Stations of the Cross - Via Dolorosa - JerusalemFranciscan Monastery of the Flagellation - Via DolorosaStations of the Cross - Between Stations 2 and 3 - Via Dolorosa - JerusalemWalking the Via Dolorosa - From Station Two to ThreeJesus Meets His Mother - Stations of the Cross Station 4 - Via Dolorosa - JerusalemJesus Meets His Mother - Via Dolorosa
Paving Stones Near Station 3 Jesus Falls the First Time - Stations of the Cross - Via Dolorosa - JerJesus Falls the First Time - Via DolorosaPenitents Carry Cross - Stations of the Cross Station 3 - Via Dolorosa - JerusalemPenitents Carry a Cross on the Via DolorosaVeronica Wipes the Face of Jesus - Stations of the Cross Station 6 - Via Dolorosa - JerusalemVeronica Wipes the Face of Jesus - Via DolorosaShops - Stations of the Cross - Via Dolorosa - JerusalemShops Line the Via Dolorosa
Jerusalem - Via Dolorosa - Stations of the Cross - Daughters of JerusalemJesus Encounters the Pious Women - Via DolorosaStation 9 Jesus Falls the Third Time - Stations of the Cross - Via Dolorosa - JerusalemJesus Falls the Third Time - Via DolorosaChurch of the Holy Sepulchre - JerusalemChurch of the Holy Sepulchre - Via DolorosaAltar of the Crucifixion - Church of the Holy Sepulchre - JerusalemAltar of the Crucifixion - Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  1. About.com
  2. Health
  3. Walking
  4. Trails, Walk Events & Tours
  5. Walking Trails and Routes
  6. Walking Trails Middle East and Asia
  7. Walking the Via Dolorosa - Stations of the Cross - Jerusalem Israel

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.