The Western Wall (called also “The Wailing Wall”) is a remnent of the retaining walls that supported the “Temple Mount” – the large plaza around the Jewish temple, until its destruction in 70 CE.
Being some of the original remains from the Temple’s period, the Western wall is holy site for Jews, and is visited by thousands on daily basis, especially on Shabbath and Jewish holidays.
The western wall is also a popular place for Bar-Mitzvah parties, Israeli Militaery ceremonies, and national events.
Visiting the Western Wall is quite a remarkable and emotional experience.
Near the Western Wall one can visit several attractions that relate to the site, such as the Western Wall tunnels ; Virtual Tour of the Second Temple ; Southern Wall Archaeological Park , including the Davidson Center .
A rare video of the Western Wall plaza, July 1967!
Listen to the name in Hebrew. Problems playing this file? See media help. The Western Wall, Wailing Wall, or Kotel ( Hebrew: הכותל המערבי), known in Islam as the Buraq Wall ( Arabic: al-Ḥā’iṭu ‘l-Burāq الْحَائِطُ ٱلْبُرَاق), is an ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.
|The Western Wall on Tripadvisor|
Points of Interest in the Area
|The Western Wall Tunnels|
|Southern Wall Archaeological Park|
|A Day tour of Jerusalem|
Book a Private Tour to the “Western Wall”
The Western Wall is in the old city of Jerusalem and takes about 15 minutes to explore.