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Western Wall, Jerusalem

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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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  • Absolutely moving experience being so close to the Western Wall. The people from all around the world, the different cultures, so much to take in. Highly recommend visiting!!  more »
  • It was very busy but nice to see. There is alot of security and would suggest ladies don't go if wearing shorts.  more »
  • No matter how many reviews you will read about this holy place it will not do it justice. I promise you... If you are a religious person or you just love history this place is a most to visit. its ver...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.