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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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Western Wall Plaza | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500, Israel
+972 2-627-1333
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Western Wall is the remaining part of the Jewish temple that was destroyed. It is in a large courtyard surrounded by buildings housing schools and organizations. It is a place of prayer and solemnity. Modest dress is required. And men need to have their...More

Thank frugalarnie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If ur not from there nor a Jewish descent. It is important u go in and observe and see the place. We didn’t go and go to the wall but it is interesting to just see men and women on a separate section praying at...More

Thank jilldT7111RD
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was by far the nearest to a spiritual experience in Jerusalem! The rest of the biblical sites we visited were as best can be described as a zoo! The Western Wall or Wailing Wall was by comparison relatively calm and tranquil. Women went to...More

Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went twice to the Western Wall in a week, such was the impression it made on me. Such a historical, emotional reminder of the dramatic history. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Thank TravelAmeniti
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were fortunate to visit on a Monday when Bar Mitzvahs were taking place which was in interesting experience.

Thank barryswife
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went 3 times. Very crowded on Friday night but such enthusiasm and spirituality on display, I was happy to be there. From the animated dancing of the Hasidim with the soldiers to the circle dancing of the pilgrims from Angola it was great! There is...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the Western Wall twice during our trip. The first time was in the afternoon, and it was very hot, and very crowded. The second time was at 08.00 hrs and it was a far better experience as few people were around. You don't need...More

Thank SusannahP191
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was awesome to see this wall after hearing so much about it's religious significance to the Jews. In actuality it is a huge retaining wall for the site of the first and second temple, dating back 3000 years. It's structure is incredible by itself....More

Thank Pharon L
Reviewed 3 days ago

It may be known to some as the western wall or wailing wall. The Kotel , as it is known today, is impressive. The stones go back to ancient times. There are little scraps of paper stuffed in between the stones with prayers and notes....More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited reasonably early so not too crowded. It was a spiritual experience although as with Jerusalem as a whole you do have to accept current day obsession with selfies etc. And a bit noisy due to building works

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20 September 2018|
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Response from 43Chicago | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need tickets. Go early as it can get crowded.
20 September 2018|
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Response from Sabrina J | Reviewed this property |
No you do not. But, remember that they have a make side of the wall and a female side of the wall. Also, it's good if you are a female and your shoulders are covered out of respect.
18 June 2018|
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Response from sheilagsilver | Reviewed this property |
Do not know of this custom. Should put some coins into charity boxes available for maintenance of the Wall.