Or the Kotel, also known in Islam as the Buraq Wall, is an ancient limestone wall around the Old City of Jerusalem, stretching along half a kilometer meters long and 20 meters high, and is a part of a greater ancient wall. The wall is one of the major highlights in any tour inside the old city. It was built by King Herod in 20 BCE during an expansion of the Second Temple and the only remains of the second Temple of Jerusalem which was destroyed by the Romans around 2000 years ago.
It is the most significant site in the world for the Jewish people, where thousands of Jews from around the world gather here to pray. People recite prayers write notes to God and place them between the ancient stones of the Wall. In Islam it is the western part of Al Haram al Sharif, also the place where Prophet Muhammad tied his steed (Buraq), on his night journey to Jerusalem before he ascended to heaven.
P Behind The Scenes: An exciting tour of new discoveries found at the Western Wall site, alongside buildings from the First Temple. A must see for people interested in History.
P The Journey of Jerusalem: A one of a kind experience for people interested to know the history of their families in the past 2000 years.
P Western Wall Tunnels: Visitors can reach the sections of the Wall which are hidden from view, walking through prehistoric and amazing underground spaces with gorgeous archeological relics.
P A look into the past: This tour uses advanced VR Technology to let visitors see the temple that was destroyed 2000 years ago. This tour uses advanced VR Technology to let visitors see the temple that was destroyed 2000 years ago.
P The chain of Generations center: Tells the story of the Jewish chain of generations
The Western Wall is a holy site, please take the below into consideration:
P Modest Dressing
P Please show respect to the site and those who pray here
P Please refrain from eating, smoking and lighting candles
P On Sabbath and Holidays, refrain from using electronic devices, and taking pictures.
P Please check websites for Tour Operation times.
Address: Outside the old city, closest to Dung Gate