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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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As featured in 3 Days in Jerusalem
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Western Wall Plaza | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500, Israel
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This really is one of the most important sites in all of Israel. We were there on a holy day and were amazed at the number of people praying. This is an absolute must visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A traditional site of prayer as it is the closest you can get today to Temple Mount. Visitors are separated by gender and it is customary to place a prayer within the cracks of the stone wall. Men are required to cover their head and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got close to the wall and waited to see what other people were allowed to do... then me and my daughter plucked the courage to go forward and touch the wall. Some people said you couldn’t take pictures but there were lots of people...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gama712
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there several times during our trip. Better to go in the evening to not deal with the crowds. Wear the appropriate clothing. Women visit the wall on one end and the men visit the wall on the other end. Look up and see the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Onerenegade
Reviewed 3 days ago

The holiest place for Jews. However, all religions come to the Western Wall to see the spirituality, and to ask requests from God.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ronen S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Built in the time of Herod the Great, this wall was part of the expansion of the Second Jewish Temple. Today Jews and others come to a section called the Wailing Wall to pray or to leave messages. It is a much visited site so...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A visit to the western wall is a must. The walls are the only remnant left of the Bais Ha Migdash (Jewish Temple) and Judaism’s most holy site in the world!

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

Such a moving experience and one I'll never forget. I'm neither Jewish nor particularly religious but I found this a highlight of my Israel trip. Devote an hour and enjoy the Jewish devotion.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Zickles
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

To understand the intense role that religion plays in the lives of many Jews, all you have to do is watch the people who come to the Western Wall to meet, talk, pray, read scripture and press their hands and faces to the stone wall...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 5 days ago

I placed my hand on the Wall and prayed, the wall felt like a giant battery of human spiritual energy, I found it a very moving experience and the highlight of our visit to Jerusalem. So much history cramed into such a small space. It...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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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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gato63
6 September 2019|
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Response from Olenka1980 | Reviewed this property |
Jordan is great! Israeli people don't like Jordan and vice versa. So you cannot rent a car in Israel and travel to Jordan like I thought I will do. I focused on the Petra and Wadi Rum desert. Petra is enourmous and I thought... More
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