- Chapel stands where medieval pilgrims identified a rock as the one on which Jesus sat when he wept over the fate of Jerusalem.
- Designed in the shape of a teardrop by Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi.
- A preserved mosaic floor is from a 5th century monastery.
- Many archaeological items were unearthed here, including a group of ancient ossuaries, or bone boxes, preserved in a grotto on the right as you enter the site.
- Luke 19 The name means “The Lord wept” – preserved the New Testament story of Jesus’ sorrowful prediction of the destruction of Jerusalem.