To limit the spread of the coronavirus, attractions may be closed or have partial closures. Please consult government travel advisories before booking. The WHO is closely monitoring the coronavirus and more information can be found here.
Dominus Flevit Church Tours
Read MoreShow Less
Sitting halfway up the Mount of Olives, the Dominus Flevit Church is a prominent Franciscan church in Jerusalem. The name translates from Latin to “The Lord Wept,” with the structure shaped like a teardrop to symbolize the tears of Jesus. It is said to mark the spot where Jesus looked out onto Jerusalem and wept, knowing the city was bound to be destroyed.
The site went unmarked until the Crusader era, when a small chapel was built that eventually fell into ruin. The present day structure was built in 1955 by Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi, standing upon centuries of history and ruins — including the Byzantine era monastery and an ancient necropolis. Today the church has a panoramic, often-photographed view of Jerusalem. The window at the altar provides an overlook of the city focused on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Dominus Flevit Church is accessed by a steep walkway from the top or base of the Mount of Olives, southeast of the Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. Visitors are welcomed daily free of charge.
Address: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
9 Tours and Activities to Experience Dominus Flevit Church
Retrace the footsteps of Jesus on this full-day guided walking tour of Jerusalem. Travel along the Via Dolorosa, the street Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Walk down the Mount of Olives and see other prominent sites in Old City Jerusalem, like the Pool of Bethesda, St Anne’s Church, the Convent of the Sisters of Zion and more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Explore the Old City of Jerusalem and learn about the important historical and religious sites along the way on a guided day trip from Tel Aviv. Traveling on this small-group tour ensures an intimate experience not found on the common 40-person tours of Jerusalem. Plus, this tour allows you to bring your luggage along, so the tour can double as a transfer from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Discover Jesus’ Jerusalem on a full-day, private tour that’s designed around Biblical sites, from the Mount of Olives to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Flat-rate pricing for up to six people makes this a great, money-saving option for small groups, and you can enjoy the day at your own pace as you see the places where Jesus is believed to have taught and performed miracles.
Visit Israel’s iconic Christian and Jewish sites on this comprehensive 4-day tour of the Holy Lands. With an informative guide, gain valuable insight into the most notable places in Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Lower Galilee. Experience firsthand some of the most sacred spots in the world, like the sites of Jesus’ birth, baptism and crucifixion; the Western (Wailing) Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock; and so much more. Three nights of accommodations, transportation and some meals are included on this tour.
Experience Palm Sunday in Jerusalem, join a holiday mass at Bethpage Church and follow in Jesus’ footsteps in a procession along the Via Dolorosa. Hear cries of ‘hosanna’ as you walk alongside an international crowd of pilgrims, pass the Church of Ascension and Garden of Gethsemane, then enter Jerusalem’s Old City by the ancient Lion’s Gate. Slip into the Church of St. Anne and visit the legendary Pool of Bethesda before ending the 6-hour tour at your hotel.
Retrace the footsteps of Jesus on this full-day guided tour of Jerusalem—an unforgettable experience for Christians and biblical history buffs. Visit the Church of the Ascension and the Church of All Nations with an overview of the Old City from the Mount of Olives. Then enter through the Lion’s Gate and see the Pools of Bethesda and the Church of St. Anne. Hear biblical stories during this popular walking tour.
Retrace the footsteps of Jesus, and learn about Jerusalem’s most important holy sights, on this full-day guided tour. Exploring Jerusalem with a guide means you won’t get lost, and you’ll hear in depth commentary along the way. Tick off many top landmarks in a day, including the Mount of Olives, the Church of the Ascension, the Church of Pater Noster, the Church of All Nations, and the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.
Jerusalem is considered holy to three of the world’s largest religions, and it has the amazing array of sites to match. On this tour, see important attractions to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—from the Mount of Olives and Dome of the Rock to the Garden of Gethsemane—all in just one day. Go between sights with the ease of included transportation and the benefit of guided commentary.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Dominus Flevit Church?
The best ways to experience Dominus Flevit Church are:
- Jerusalem Walking Tour: In the Footsteps of Jesus
- Jerusalem Boutique Tour from Tel Aviv
- jerusalem classic tour
- Full Day Jerusalem Tour: In Jesus' Steps
Things to do near Jerusalem
- Things to do in Bethlehem
- Things to do in Sweimah
- Things to do in Tel Aviv
- Things to do in Herzliya
- Things to do in Madaba
- Things to do in Amman
- Things to do in Petra
- Things to do in Beirut
- Things to do in Eilat
- Things to do in Aqaba
- Things to do in Suez
- Things to do in Cairo
- Things to do in West Bank
- Things to do in Famagusta District
- Things to do in Red Sea