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The remains of the Second Temple of Jerusalem and a place of prayer sacred to the Jewish people.
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
As featured in 3 Days in Jerusalem
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Western Wall Plaza | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500, Israel
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We visited the Wailing Wall area as part of a three bus tour group. Our Monday afternoon visit found the place, like everywhere else on the tour, to be packed. I elected to view it without actually entering the restricted site. If my wife &...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lesj835
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can’t say you’ve been to Jerusalem if you don’t go here Take the Western Wall tunnel tour but you have to get tickets in advance. It’s usually sold out

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Mark N
Reviewed 3 days ago

It’s hard to rate the Wailing (or Western) Wall as an attraction because more than any other place it is considered holy. The wall, located in the old city of Jerusalem, was originally built as part of the second Jewish Temple, and the Temple Mount....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank HeidiD451
Reviewed 4 days ago

On Shabbat, the plaza is very crowded and the mood is celebratory and social. It is a great experience to visit on a Friday evening, but you cannot take photos. It’s enforced strictly. During the rest of the week photos are permitted, and getting up...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Men must have their heads covered. It was a good experience to see all the bar mitzvahs going on and see the orthodox Jews living their heritage. Feel free to touch the wall, pray and stick a prayer in a crack. Paper isn't provided so...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Kim E
Reviewed 1 week ago

A once in a lifetime experience, not to be missed. Be prepared for security checks and lots of people. We went at night and the wall was lite up brilliantly. Woman can access to the right; men to the left. Lots of singing and dancing...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank CeliacTraveler57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group was there on a Monday, and we got through the line at the security check without difficulty. We were told that Mondays and Thursdays are the times that Jewish families celebrating Bar Mitzah come in great celebration with the young man being honoured...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Isabelle_Smyth
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited twice once at night and once during the day I would recommend you do the same it really felt like a different experience being there at night beneath the lights....such a spiritual experience

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KimCarsonNOW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day visiting the wall. Not very crowded. Lost of locals worshipping. No pictures allowed that day. They fussed at some men with cameras around their necks.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kimmO6482UY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the chance to personally cross off my bucket list visiting Old Jerusalem and with it The Wailing Wall experience. Was so divine!

Date of experience: August 2019
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gato63
29 October 2019|
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Response from seven824 | Reviewed this property |
We were with Abercrombie and Kent and loved the guide Ramzi. He’ll go any pace you like.
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danrabinovitch
12 September 2019|
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Response from rachaelc985 | Reviewed this property |
Also now til Yom Kippur they are having midnight selichot prayers at the wall
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Thomas M
6 September 2019|
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Response from BSMv0869 | Reviewed this property |
The Western Wall Foundation is the designated authority for the Western Wall. I believe that Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz is still the designated person responsible for leading the Government of Israel’s responsibilities for the... More
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