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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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  • OK - tour and history were fascinating, but guide was a little heavy on the religious-ness of the history. Would have loved to have had more of an archeological perspective. Still a must do if interes...  more »
  • Highly recommend! A very moving experience. Not for the claustrophobic. There's very small spaces to walk through. To be able to be so close to something so holy is truly an once a lifetime experience...  more »
  • When I heard our tour would take us to these tunnels, I though how boring that would be! However, it was way beyond fascinating, and was even among the most exciting places we visited. Our guide was a...  more »

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