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Via Dolorosa or the Stations of the Cross.

It’s the route that many Christians believe was taken by the condemned Jesus as he carried his cross to Calvary. Plaques mark each of the nine ‘stations’ ; the final five stations are inside the…

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Four magnificent arches, their lintels richly decorated with Crusader crosses, herald the entrance to one of Christianity’s most sacred sites. The church is believed by many Christians to be built over the biblical Calvary, or Golgotha, where Jesus was nailed to the cross, died and rose from the dead. For the past 16 centuries pilgrims have travelled far to worship here.

(source: lonelyplanet)