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The remains of the Second Temple of Jerusalem and a place of prayer sacred to the Jewish people.
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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Reviewed yesterday

Men and women have different sides. It's open for all religions to pray. Many people write their prayers on paper notes and put them in the cracks of the wall.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

I am not religious, in any manner of speaking, yet without a doubt, I showed far greater respect at the Western Wall than many people did, at least some of whom I can only assume are religious. (And I know "religious" is vague, but go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Here you will see Jewish men and ladies reading the Torah and praying toward the western wall of King Solomon’s temple built in Old Testament times. Take the time to walk up and see all those prayers stuck into the wall. Modest dress is required...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were on a 2-week pilgrimage in the Holy Land and the Western Wall was one of our final stops. It was fascinating to experience Jewish culture. The men must wear a hat at the wall and the two Catholic priests who were with us,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 368meme68
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must do of course but a much shorter stretch of wall than expected (from photos over the years). Notice the much smaller space for women.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AnnaKP22
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a highlight of our tour. There is a section for men and a section for women. On the women’s side there were kiosks where you could get pen and paper to write your prayers. You can’t help but be awestruck when you walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kkamikawa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Wall is standing as it has stood for 2000 years. It’s awe inspiring. If you put yourself into the right frame of mind you can sense the patriarchs here at this location. It is a sight for prayer for all faiths. It is not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robodocny
Reviewed 4 days ago

Security is obviously tight getting into the Western Wall complex, and I could only locate the place where men are allowed to get close to the wall, but it's managed well considering the number of visitors. For me, this place was more depressing than anything...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bylandorbyair
Reviewed 6 days ago

So much history in and around the wall. Go through the markets and different levels of the surrounding buildings and courtyards.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GLENN H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went there the first time when some young kids were celebrating their Bar Mitzvah, it wa amazing to see the music, chanting, the proud boys turning into young men and the ceremonies. Remember to dress accordingly and pay attention not to enter where you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Mgarrucho
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.
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Mgarrucho
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.
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zevb
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.
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