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. PutThe Western Wall Tunnels into our Jerusalem trip planning site and find out whats close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We walked the tunnel and we discovered another part of the history of Jerusalem. Very interesting guided tour, we did the right choice to choose a tour so the guide explained clearly everything...  more »
  • I did not see, or notice, anywhere on the website, where it clarifies that there are actually TWO different tours to choose: “The Tunnel Tours”, and the “Behind the Scenes” tour. I was, of course...  more »
  • Ancient Jerusalem is alive and well, underneath the current incarnation of the old city. The tunnels take you past Herod’s walls, over Roman paving stones, and past a pool mentioned in the Bible...  more »
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