Western Wall, Jerusalem

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#2 of 168 in Historic Sites in Israel
Touch a piece of ancient Jewish history among scores of devoted worshippers at Western Wall, built by King Herod in 19 BCE. The structure serves as an important landmark to modern Jews, who consider it a holy prayer site. Many visitors slip handwritten notes into the cracks in the wall, believing that prayers requested in this manner receive special consideration. Wear modest clothing here, covering your shoulders and knees out of respect for the site and the worshippers who come to pray there. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Western Wall by using our Jerusalem tourist route planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Necessarily, just stop and do not hurry. Look at and feel the Millennium and millions of people praying.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Fascinating and interesting to understand and appreciate the nature of the Jewish people in the proper context of this religious group
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  • August 18, 2017
    Jerusalem, the wall of the second temple has not revealed all its secrets, a trip in the unavoidable time if you stay or go to Jerusalem! Descend into the underground of the city and browse the 'Western' wall 497 metre long!
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  • June 21, 2017
    Of course it was fantastic. But oh do I long for the days of religious tolerance from our cousins so Jews will be permitted to visit the entirety of the temple their own forefathers built, which has been conquered and appropriated by said cousins, without death and riots ensuing.
  • June 23, 2017
    Ana amazing place to go and speak to god regardless of which one you believe in . You can help but feel emotional and start crying almost in a sense that you are home. It's an amazing experience and I highly recommend visiting this holy sight in your trip through israel ... a definite must see
  • July 14, 2017
    Holy place for Jewish community. This place is special and any one can feel the spiritual atmosphere. Jerusalem visit is incomplete without the Western Wall. And of course, this is also an important historical place.
  • June 18, 2017
    This is a majestic experience. Crowded of cause, but if you wait long enough, you can get a small peace of wall for your self. For women, please remember to have a scarf or two with you, so you can cover your head, shoulders and knees.
  • May 12, 2017
    This is a historical landmark. It is sacred to the Jewish population. All three denominations within the Jewish faith right here. Any children dominated by the Orthodox orthodox. It is free to enter. It is Holy place. Reverence is required. How do you recommend has a place to go prayer for reconciliation.

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