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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
Western Wall Plaza | Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500, Israel
+972 2-627-1333
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 13, 2012

The passion of the people in prayer was inspiring There was a bar mitzvah while we were there - Cheer, singing, dancing, throwing candy, Women peering over the wall to celebrate with the men and boys Praying at wall that has such connection to my...More

19  Thank KevinTorontoCanada29
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 27, 2010

old historic wall with major religious significance. however the women have a very small section and they can not turn there back on the wall, makes for some odd moments when it is crowded.the orthodox males are dressed in their suits and they must bow...More

8  Thank brownfootedboobie
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is for non-religious people who are still interested in the cultural side of this landmark. Don't be shocked to see people cry, cover their faces with Bible and chew paper before folding it to stuck it to the Wall. If you're just interested...More

Thank yuliapaskova
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A new concept for me.I enjoyed being there.The papers are collected every so often and buried at another location.I enjoyed my experience, I was here 3 times in 6 days.You have to go through sevurity.

Thank jeffmY8705JY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nobody leaves this place untouched. One doesn't have to be Jewish to feel a connection with a Devine higher being and with history.

Thank Chava J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moving, crowded, history, energy...so much to say about it. I went right before shabbat and again a couple days later....both different experiences

Thank bostonguy87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very lively, Active and constantly moving place. Divided ... men on the left side, women on the right side. Some highly religious local people go to pray there on a daily or weekly basis. Many tourists come to visit. Many leave notes...More

Thank 734barbaras734
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place where the Jews and the Christians and the others come together to say their prayers.... this is truly a great experience and one can spend hours here. Strongly recommend a visit to get a feel of Jerusalem

Thank GraceSolomon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hello, If you wish to experience spiritual moment regardless if you are religious or not i recommend to go visit the old city of Jerusalem. The wall is a great place to connect with yourself and with God. Go up and try to catch the...More

Thank Michaella85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course this was part of the tour and it was amazing to see during the day. We were fortunate to go back on shabot and WOW. Men dancing women separately dancing. Sooooo much excitment. Worth going back in the shabbot eve. All i can...More

Thank alyssa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beauty of Jerusalem is that it's home to all 3 faiths. Me being a Muslim, Al Aqsa was the main purpose of Jerusalem, however the western wall did stir a special interest in me. Seen it on the telly, much better in real life....More

Thank 487naseema
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very holy site.Men and women are separated as one enter.Two separate areas for viewing. Men must cover head and all must be modestly dressed.Inside one can view a look down over fifty feet to the bottom of the wall. Two of three most holy mosques...More

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September 19, 2018|
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Response from 43Chicago | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need tickets. Go early as it can get crowded.
September 19, 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.
June 17, 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.