Western Wall

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  • Address: Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +972-26271333
  • Ticket Price: 20 ILS
  • Time Required: 02:50 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Landmark, Family And Kids

Western Wall - Review

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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Western Wall

  • Western Wall Address: Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Western Wall Contact Number: +972-26271333
  • Western Wall Timing: 24-hrs
  • Western Wall Price: 20 ILS
  • Best time to visit Western Wall(preferred time): 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Western Wall: 02:50 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Western Wall

  • 91.24% of people who visit Jerusalem include Western Wall in their plan

  • 29.41% of people start their Western Wall visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Western Wall

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

53.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Western Wall

People normally club together Church Of The Holy Sepulchre and Old City while planning their visit to Western Wall.

People also prefer to start their day with Western Wall.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Western Wall, Jerusalem Reviews

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  • It is marvelous and beautiful. The importance of this wall u will understand when ur guide will brief you. You can feel the holiness of this place once you touch the wall and look around how religiously everyone pray here. I would highly recommend this to everyone. Men and women has got separate entrance. Security is very strict.

  • It's a bit strange, rating a wall, but as an attraction, the Western Wall is absolutely beautiful. Although I'm not particularly religious, the sheer importance of this wall and the general respect in the area is enough to make anyone humble. Security is what it is, but it's not hard to get in. And as long as you are being respectful, the experience is wonderful. I'd highly recommend anyone visiting Old City to see the Western Wall.

  • The Western Wall is one of the true must-see attractions in the Old City of Jerusalem. This is the surviving section of the Second Temple, making this one of the most holy sites for Jewish people in the world. The Western Wall can be visited or seen from other locations in the Jewish Quarter. There is a nice rooftop viewing areas a couple hundred metres back from the wall. This is a nice place to take photos during the day and after dark when the wall is lit with floodlights. You can also enter the secure area as well and visit the Wall directly. Here you will find numerous Jewish worshipers, pilgrims and other visitors wanting close and personal experience with this ancient structure. Note: Men enter from the left side while women enter from the right side. This is a strictly enforced rule for visiting the Western Wall. There is a large area in front of the Wall where you can meet with your party if you needed to separate to visit the Wall up close. Note: One of the neat things to see at the Western Wall are the thousands of small notes stuffed into the cracks of the wall. These are written prayers left by visitors over the years.

  • Very impressive location with so much history. The day we visited it was Shabbat, so we could not take pictures. The Western Wall was well within walking distance of the hotels we stayed at. Be careful to find your route in and out of the Old City, as you might end up in areas you are restricted from entering.

  • Sacred site. It's the site of the first and second Jewish temple and has other references to it in the bible. Been connected to Judaism before Islam existed. Jews and other nations from all over the world flock to this place, to offer their prayer to god. The site of the future third temple which will be built when the messiah comes speedily in our days

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