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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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  • Holy site reccomended for people of all religions. Very special place Make sure to go dressed appropriately in modest dress  more »
  • This is an amazing place......when you go to pray at the wall it is separated men and women.....you can put a peace of paper with prayers in the wall.....it is very holy and quiet at the wall,you shou...  more »
  • I truly felt shivers when I finally got the opportunity to visit the Kotel in person. Felt a little jealous when I saw my husband's pix - there was an indoor area with Torahs on the male side. We belo...  more »
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  • Spiritual and very beautiful. incredible Experience. smaller than expected in real life. make sure women are covered
  • A magical place in the heart of Jerusalem. The tunnels under the western wall are highly recommended. A must visit site with an amazing history.
  • For the last 3 years I been wanting to learn more about the Western Wall. With hopes one day my dreams come true to go there
  • I love learning about Israel and Jerusalem it warms my heart to no.I thank God for showing me the rigth way I hope one day to visit.
  • The Western Wall stands 60 feet high and approximately 160 feet long. Great stones with Herodian masonry from the first century can be seen in the lower part of the wall. Jewish people gather at the Wailing Wall today to remember the Temple, the place where God's presence had been manifested as the sacrifices were made. On Fridays at sunset and on the eve Feast days and Fast days Orthodox Jews gather at the Wall to mourn "the Temple that is destroyed" and the "majesty that is departed" from Israel.