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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  • The crowds worshiping , the noise and the atmosphere all rolled into one.Security was okay not as bad as one might expect. So worth the visit  more »
  • Beautiful place, very moving and symbolic for the Jewish people, but all religions can come to collect and feel the magic and the beauty of this place.
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  • Impressive experience and what stood out was the friendly relaxed atmosphere. By the Friday night it was pressure, beginning of the Shabbat!
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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.

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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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