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. Put The Western Wall Tunnels into our Jerusalem trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We were scheduled to see the tunnels after being at the Western Wall, there were too many tours happening all on the dame evening and I feel we missed out on a few parts of the tour. Our tour guide wa...  more »
  • Visited in July 2017. Very nice discovery, which allows you to learn more about the history of Jerusalem and the temple. Really impressive (walk in the footsteps of Herod!) and very interesting. Think to come forward day before to book tickets for the guided tour. There are a few places in french, but English tours are most common.
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  • Warning! Not for claustrophobics but was amazing going down this narrow tunnel to reach the closest point to the holy rock and seeing old temple excavations. Also loved the small wall towards the end....  more »
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