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The Western Wall Tunnels, Jerusalem

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Archeology provides ample proof of the historical origin of the Temple Mount , the Western Wall. No matter how many layers of history came over it - the Jewish Jerusalem of Herod's time comes alive. W...  read more »
  • You have to book tickets in advance. Tours are packed and guides try to show you the history of the temples. 
  • This modern tunnel opens up hidden architecture and the history of Jerusalem. It takes about an hour to wind your way through the excavated route which starts just north of the Wailing Wall to the nor...  read more »
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