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The Western Wall Tunnels, Jerusalem

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First excavated by archeologists in 1864, The Western Wall Tunnels allow visitors access to an enclosed 485 m (1,591 ft) of the famous retaining wall that served as a support for King Herod's Second Temple expansion. The tunnels run underneath the buildings in Jerusalem's old town, lending insights into the architectural strategies and water collection technologies that enabled the temple's construction. The tunnels are quite narrow and dark; booking a guide beforehand or joining an ongoing tour is the only way to partake in the experience. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Jerusalem holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Western Wall Tunnels and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • סיור של שעה מתחת לאדמה .. הכניסה למינהרות בתשלום והכניסה בסמוך לרחבת הכותל (לייד עזרת הגברים באיזור השירותים הציבוריים) בסיור עוברים בכמה חללים ומנהרות , רואים את הכותל מלמטה ,ממש את היסודות , לומדים ...  more »
  • With a good tour guide this was one of the most fascinating experience in Jerusalem. The unseen Western Wall, the ancient walkways, the baths and pottery will invigorate the imagination and perhaps br...  more »
  • We will be honest: given the reviews on Trip Advisor, we may have overhyped our expectations here. It is fascinating to see the tunnel system dating back to the century before Christ. That these walls...  more »