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. Put Western Wall into our Jerusalem holiday site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Amazing place; one can actually feel the energy from all the people who go there to pray, leave their wishes on the wall, or just to see what is going on. Definetely, a highly recommended place to vis...  more »
  • I always go to the Prayer wall and the Kotel when I go to Israel. There wasn't a lot of time on this trip, but I prayed at the wall for a little while. I also wanted friends to experience the awesomen...  more »
  • As part of a tour of Jerusalem, we visited the Western Wall. The Western Wall is considered to be the Holiest of Jewish sites. Men and women separate to their own sections. Both men and women must cov...  more »
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  • The security is tight. That’s a good thing. It’s a holy place, so behave and be a little respectful to others. Beautiful place to visit.
  • Nice to have been here. One of the important places in Israel. The Jews holiest place. I am proud of you guys. May God bless you all with all good things in life.
  • It was the best place that I ever visited. The presence of God is everywhere if you go there to find Him. Israel and no place else.
  • The best place in Jerusalem. Very inspiring place that shows well the relationship of the Jews to their heritage and their country.
  • This is one of my main inspiration places in the world. I've not been there for a while and I miss it a lot. I'm not a religious person and I don't like the sound of systemized religion but that place always gives a few quiet moments that are followed by the feeling that all is really one.

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Where to stay in Jerusalem

Although it lacks a big selection of mid-range options, Jerusalem provides plenty of choices in the top-end hotel category. The Old City contains the bulk of Jerusalem's small hotels, inexpensive hostels, and religious hospices, all of which appeal to budget-conscious travelers. West Jerusalem offers additional options in the form of guesthouses and bigger hotels, some of which boast five-star ratings. If you just need a bed, consider a youth hostel, where you can choose between private and common rooms with Wi-Fi included.
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