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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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  • After getting over the shock of the existence of this place, you wonder how it was built thousands of years ago before architects or engineers or modern tools. Absolutely unbelievable. You have to see...  more »
  • This was a mind numbing, breathtaking and informative tour of the "real" old city beneath the Mameluke arches. Touch mammoth stones in Herod's temple mount in wonder and awe at how they cut moved and ...  more »
  • This is an active archeological site and such much is shared regarding the history of the city of Jerusalem and the Western Wall. You get to see the pieces of the original wall and learn the history a...  more »