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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of those places that one has seen countless times in movies, TV, books, bible study and school. Yet, when there is person, it is a whole different experience. Although it was smaller than it seemed in the media or the imaginary it...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank fabiok253
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Western Wall was a place thats worth visiting at least once in life, where religion and history come together, where one-self can travel into their own inner journey and rekindle his/her own face. Special, spiritual and inspiring.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank amparob781
Reviewed 6 days ago

The western wall or wailing wall is the only remainder of the ancient jewish temple. If fact it is an external supporting wall of the compound. Unfortunately the current picture of TripAdvisor presents the Omar mosque rather that the western wall itself - there is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TsviK
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nothing spectacular. It’s a wall, and overlooks Mount Olive I believe. But the old city is a mere tourist pit, with too many shops, limited choices. Yes, you are walking through historic pathways, and seeing a tribute to human’s ability to construct long lasting structures....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would never thought praying on the Western Wall will be a moving experience but it took my breath away. Never felt like that after praying. Amazing!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank patricko641
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You see pictures of it... You see videos of it.... But it's different when you are there. We got up at 5am to get here when there were not so many crowds, yet the courtyard was still full of men praying. Ladies have your own...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Raymondovic
Reviewed 1 week ago

it's a really a mind blowing when you walk into the plaza after pass by all those small walk ways! stop taking selfies and feel the moment! I bet you will be remember that moment for the rest of your life!

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

I’m glad we made the trip to see the wailing wall! It was so surreal being there. It was very moving watching all the students writing their praise requests and putting them in the cracks.

Date of experience: September 2019
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September 11, 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
Thomas M
September 5, 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
September 5, 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