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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
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Western Wall Plaza | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500, Israel
+972 2-627-1333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were there on Shabbat so no photos were allowed within a certain distance of the wall. I would time that differently if I could have. Women cover shoulders and knees; men cover knees.

Thank 43Chicago
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is basically a cleared plaza across from the Western Wall. It's great if you're a Jew and you are here to pray or observe people praying, but beyond that, there isn't much to it really. Would I recommend visiting if you're not Jewish? Of...More

Thank Talal J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see and experience when in Jerusalem. Go to the Kotel, as the Jews call the Wall, at least 1 hour before sunset on Friday. Many Jews come to the Kotel to welcome and celebrate the start of Sabbath. The plaza will be full...More

1  Thank Nienke M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a treat to go to the Western Wall. There was so much activity. It was amazing to see the number of people praying at the Wall, reading scripture and praying. We had several people who knew we were visiting Jerusalem ask us to...More

Thank CRMays
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Doesn’t matter what people say or what you see in pictures...you have to see for yourself. Friday night before sundown the energy and beauty of the whole place are breathtaking.

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 6 days ago

I suggest to come here in the evenings when it is bustling with activity and Jewish families are arriving and then the experience is spiritual.

Thank jaisingh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fulfilling one more of my dreams. To be able to touch the Western Wall and understand why the conflicts of regilions and politics at the same time. So much fanaticism, so much extremism. a extrange culture. Prepare for many people around, very expensive food, very...More

Thank josefhine
Reviewed 1 week ago

To go to the Western Wall you have to go through security check. You are not allowed to take photos. Female and male have to enter from the right and left side of the Wall respectively. It is a lifetime experience to pray in front...More

Thank Beverly Hill Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This will forever be such a special place for the Jewish people and it’s a the place that absolutely every Jew must visit! I went on Shabbat before Yom ha’atzmut and it was the most amazing first experience of me as a Jew returning to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend visiting this location. There is a lot of history at this site. There are coverings sold, if you don't have one with you. You can spend as much or as little time here. You may want to spend more than a few minutes...More

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June 17, 2018|
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Response from Carla C | Reviewed this property |
I have not heard of this either. The day we went I, unfortunately, was wearing a sleeveless shirt and carelessly left the scarf I had brought specifically for the purpose of covering up, on the bus. When we entered I was... More
May 10, 2018|
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Response from jzmazzola | Reviewed this property |
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
May 10, 2018|
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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