Western Wall, Jerusalem

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Western Wall - A Quick Overview

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Address: Old City, Jerusalem, Israel

Phone: +972-26271333

Ticket Price: 20 ILS

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Time Required: 02:50 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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About Western Wall, Jerusalem

The Western Wall was built in 20 BC by King Herod and occupies a part to the west of the Temple Mount. The Western Wall is also called as ‘The Wailing Wall’ since for centuries, Jews have gathered here to grieve over the loss of their Temple.

The wall has seen its fair share of troubles and has been a witness to the destruction caused by the Romans in 70 AD. During the 16th century under the Ottoman rule, the wall became a place of worship for the Jewish people and even today, you can see hundreds of people come here to offer their prayers, write notes and place them in the wall.

Many celebrities and important personalities have also visited the wall to offer their prayers and experience an inseparable part of Jerusalem’s history. 

Western Wall Ticket Prices

  • Admission Fee: NIS 20 per person
  • Ticket prices vary as per your choice of Tour which can range in duration from 1.5 hours to 6 hours. For precise ticket prices, visit the official website.

Western Wall Opening and Closing Hours

  • General timings: The Western wall is open 24/7 and can be visited anytime of the day.
  • Call Centre: The Western Wall Heritage Foundation’s call center for booking tours to the Kotel sites and around Jerusalem is open from Sunday to Thursday: from 8.30 am to 7.00 pm

Behind the Scenes Tour:

  • Sunday- Thursday: from 7.00 am until late at night
  • Friday - 7:00 am to 12.00 pm (during Daylight Savings open until 1.00 pm)
  • Saturday Evening: Based on reservation

How To reach Western Wall by Public Transport

  • Bus: At the Western wall bus station
  • Light Rail: Damascus Gate
  • By Taxi
  • Rent a Bike
  • On foot

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Western Wall, Jerusalem Reviews

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  • I did think there is a review that need to describe this place. Amazing to see the mix of culture around here, especially from the top. Fascinating place, take your time and enjoy the atmosphere and the people around.

  • Just a disclaimer: People visiting the western wall, should realize that even though every one is welcome to visit. This is not a park or place to socialize and make noise. Many people visit daily and others from thousands of miles away. Just to get a chance to pray and pour their hearts out in prayer. So please try to be respectful and keep it quiet. Also please respect others and dress modestly. At least as you would dress while visiting a kings palace or an important person. Thanks for understanding.

  • Intense. Historic. A remarkable stamp on the history of the Jewish people. A must see for the soul. Another piece -yet again- that Jerusalem is the Capital of the State of Israel, and that the place , besides of belonging to the Jewish nation, it does share as well a holy compound for Christianity.

  • This is the holiest accessible site in the world for Jews. The scene is busy all the time with people praying. For the craziest atmosphere, come down on a Friday night and see thousands praying and jumping and yelling here. It's quite a scene.

  • Take the heritage tour of the tunnels. Absolutely amazing history. Amazing connection of the Jewish people to this land for over 3000 years.

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