The Station 7 is located at the intersection between Via Dolorosa and Khan Az-Zeit Market Street. It is historically the intersection between a cross street of Aeria Capitolina (formerly Roman and Byzantine Jerusalem) and the Cardo (Cardo Maximus) at the time of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. It was a very lively and frequented street in the old town as is still the case today. This place was filmed by the team of 360HolyPlaces™ for you in Virtual Reality 360°.
Two Franciscan chapels built at the end of the XIX century are juxtaposed one beside the other and mark the place where Jesus fell for the second time.
Behind the “Gate of Judgment” or “Gate of the Trial” we see a small chapel dating from 1875. It is also the gate through which Jesus passed and was driven along the streets of Jerusalem to be taken to his crucifixion on the cross. Inside we can observe a painting where Jesus falls, exhausted by the weight of the cross.
We can also distinguish a Roman tetrapyle (or imposing column) dating from the cardo maximus of the ancient Roman city of Jerusalem.
Pass this column, this is the second chapel, which corresponds to the location of station 7 on Via Dolorosa. Going inside we discover a gold statue that still represents Jesus carrying the heavy and massive cross.
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