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Western Wall

Western Wall Plaza | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500, Israel
+972 2-627-1333
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The remains of the Second Temple of Jerusalem and a place of prayer sacred to the Jewish people.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“men and women” (354 reviews)
“piece of paper” (87 reviews)
“holy place” (255 reviews)
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Western Wall Plaza | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The wall is a sacred place. Messages to God are inserted into the cracks in the ancient wall. Women and men pray apart in separate wall areas. Thousands show for Friday night prayers.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed yesterday

Signs in the Old City pointing to the Western Wall made it easy to find. At the entrances, before getting into the Western Wall area, there are security "checkpoints" where your belongings are x-rayed just like at the airports. There are two separate areas of...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It has always been one of my dreams to visit the Western Wall. It did not disappoint. We visited during Shabbat one Saturday afternoon. It was not crowded. I was able to pray on the women's side of the wall. It was a life-changing experience...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The Western Wall (Kotel Ha-ma'ara-vi in Hebrew) is the last remnant of the retaining wall that King Herod built about twenty centuries ago, for one of the most ambitious building projects in history--a complete renovation of the Second Holy Temple in Jerusalem. King Herod's plan...More

Thank Alan G
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Reviewed yesterday

One is confronted with the separation of men from the women, much yelling, clapping and praying and little bits of paper stuck in a wall. Animated scene but not particularly enjoyable.

Thank Canadianknowitall
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Reviewed yesterday

A visit to the Western Wall can be the most moving experience of a lifetime. However, I think it requires knowing and understanding what this amazing wall represents.The western wall was the western support wall of the temple mount built over 2,000 years ago. This...More

Thank chaimreiss
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Reviewed yesterday

Clearly a must see site in Jerusalem. Be certain to dress appropriately (covered shoulders and knees) and be aware of which area of the wall you want to access.

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This wall is over 2000 years old and is very sacred to the Jews and many kiss it and pray and think this will get their prayers answered. You are meant to wear a Jewish skull cap but I did not like to wear skull...More

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's an amazing experience to just go to the wall, touch it pray at it, if that's your thing..... Just walking around and being near is an emotional experience. Do it, go there...... You will love seeing the history for your self.

Thank maxinea963
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Take your time here. If possible go on a Friday evening. It is easy to get caught up as a tourist, but if you take your time and key in to the atmosphere created by the locals, it is a very interesting place.

Thank Sabine7-au
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There are 2 days/wk. for Bar Mitvehs: Thursdays &forgotten other day; this time, an April Thursday, was most crowded I have experienced, but orderly, festive, kind to all. There are plastic white (lawn) kinds of chairs on... More
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Response from ClaireHampton | Reviewed this property |
It’s not simple but overall the women have their section and the men have theirs ! Men are obviously going to pass women in the kosel tunnels because there is only one tunnel !!!! The men can’t see women from their air... More
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