The Western Wall (Kotel)

(הכותל המערבי)
Historic Site, Spiritual Center, and Plaza
Jewish Quarter, שלם
  • Nikki V.
    "Awesome place for prayers and meditation."(4 Tips)
    Marina G.
    "One of the holiest place for us, happy and excited to visit"(5 Tips)
    Mea Z.
    "there on Shabbat"(2 Tips)
    Chabad Lubavitch
    "... Jews observed the Mitzvah of Tefillin at the Western Wall:"(2 Tips)
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  • Teresa B.
    Teresa BovellAugust 30, 2016
    I stood watching as people scribbled fears, hopes dreams & regrets on2 scraps of paper, folded them &tucked them in2 the tiny crevices of the wall. Skeptic or believer. There is power in this place.
  • Boaz S.
    Boaz SachsFebruary 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Regardless of your feeling towards (any) religion this location has been heralded for centuries and there is some feeling of spirituality in the air
    Upvoted Dec 3, 2016
    EL AL USAJune 7, 2012
    Did you know that the Western Wall is the last remains of the second temple? This is a site that our passengers love to visit!
    Upvoted Dec 3, 2016
    EL AL USAJanuary 20, 2012
    Check out the Western Wall on a Friday at dusk... although you won't be able to take pictures, the Shabbot celebration is truly magical.
  • Corrie D.
    Corrie DavidsonNovember 17, 2013
    Men on one side, women on the other. Bring a scarf to cover your head. Walk backwards away from the wall to a respectful distance to leave.
  • Isaaq A.
    Isaaq AJune 18, 2014
    This place has beed taken hostage by the Ultra Orthodox Jews. And they're the ones who makes the rules here. Reform Jewish Women are discriminated here. Only the Superior Men have shade & women "0".
  • The Telegraph
    The TelegraphMay 14, 2014
    The holiest shrine in the Jewish world. If you’re lucky, your visit might coincide with a Bar Mitzvah celebration, which regularly take place here. Read more at
  • Lukas M.
    Lukas MartiniApril 21, 2012
    There's an airport-like security check before you get in, but definitely worth the hassle. Great place.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CasperJune 29, 2016
    The holiest site in Judaism!! It is always so impactful, powerful, and inspiring to pray here & simply think about life, being Jewish, and just being in the Holy Land.
  • Marina G.
    Marina GarkushaFebruary 14, 2016
    One of the holiest place for us, happy and excited to visit
  • Talia
    TaliaMarch 8, 2013
    You can't take photos on Friday afternoon or Saturday because its Shabbat.
  • Mea Z.
    Mea Zubac MusaJanuary 27, 2015
    Emotional and breathtaking even though I'm not Jewish. I went there on Shabbat and I did touch the wall and stuck my prayers in it. 
  • Kathrin K.
    Kathrin KoebelOctober 2, 2011
    no photos allowed on sabbath (saturday), never the less maybe the most impressive time to visit the western wall
  • Deborah B.
    Deborah BeckmanDecember 7, 2012
    The Kotel tunnel tour is a must
  • N S.
    N ScOctober 1, 2016
    Interesting spectacle on Friday evenings - get there between 6-7pm!
  • Martin A.
    Martin AssmannDecember 2, 2012
    Please respect the local rules! Proceed to the Wailing Wall only if you wear a hat.
  • Annie W.
    Annie W.October 4, 2016
    The holiest place in Jerusalem. Emotional & excited to be here.
    Viator.comJanuary 23, 2012
    The plaza in front of the wall is divided into 2 sections, one for men, the other for women. Read more
  • violeta
    violetaAugust 24, 2015
    Nice to visit, but they keep separated man and women, which nowadays is senseless.
  • papiyoncik
    papiyoncikApril 24, 2015
    special atmosphere of the sacrament :-)
  • Chabad Lubavitch
    Chabad LubavitchDecember 12, 2011
    After the liberation of the Kotel in 1967 a half-million Jews observed the Mitzvah of Tefillin at the Western Wall: Read more
  • Ben L.
    Ben LangDecember 24, 2012
    Leave a note in the wall with your prayers
  • Chris D.
    Chris D.March 10, 2013
    Feel the history breathing from every pore of this fantastic city.
  • Danny B
    Danny BOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Mens side left corner- there is an area where you can go in that has amazing AC in the back!
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrgelJune 29, 2014
    If you are reading Foursquare tips at The Kotel you might be secular
  • Markos K.
    Markos KidaneJuly 25, 2012
    An awe inspiring place in the heart of Jerusalem, Israel
    Upvoted Dec 21, 2016
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerJanuary 9, 2016
    Beautiful place. Impressive no matter your beliefs.
  • Arthas C.
    Arthas ChuDecember 24, 2012
    Guys go from the left and girls go from the right, don't make the mistake like me.....
  • Nichole L.
    Nichole LeighMarch 28, 2016
    Breathtaking and humbling
  • Murilo F.
    Murilo FrazattoOctober 5, 2015
    Hey!! Nice place, but the jewels don't allow you to take pictures.
  • Amos R.
    Amos RojterDecember 23, 2011
    Fascinating watching the praying and worshipping! Amazing history
  • Mark .
    Mark 🍔April 20, 2015
    quiet somber area. even the less spiritual feel a connection.
  • Michael M.
    Get a chair, sit down and enjoy the spectacle.
  • Vlado S.
    Vlado SSeptember 20, 2015
    Great experience. Very spiritual.
  • Kristaps K.
    Wonderful place! :)
  • Hot S.
    Hot SandMay 4, 2014
    Dress conservatively, saw people walking backwards 😒. The men and women areas are seperate. Don't ask for directions to masjid- aqsa😀. You will get dirty looks if not get ignored. No smoking.
  • 10,000 Pixels
    10,000 PixelsAugust 8, 2011
    Place your hands upon the sacred wall and open your heart to what God says!
  • Chabad Lubavitch
    Chabad LubavitchAugust 8, 2011
    Stop by the tefillin booth. Send our regards and may all your prayers be answered!
  • Ivan R.
    Ivan RamosNovember 14, 2016
    A must stop whenever visiting Jerusalem
  • xinyi s.
    xinyi seah2 weeks ago
    Bring along a paper and pen write ur wish and stick to the wall
  • Laura B.
    Laura Ben-DavidApril 26, 2010
    park at Mamilla Mall; parking is ample and free if up to about 3 hours.
  • Nikki V.
    Nikki V.May 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Wailing Wall -- also known as the Western Wall. Awesome place for prayers and meditation.
  • Deborah B.
    Deborah BeckmanDecember 26, 2012
    Make sure to tour the tunnels under te Kotel
  • Kenneth C.
    Kenneth CohenSeptember 29, 2013
    I prayed here and didn't get any results -- it was like talking to the wall.
  • Anna S.
    Anna S.August 30, 2013
    Holy place, כמה קדושה במקום אחד,שבת שלום לכל עם ישראל!
  • Chantal
    ChantalJuly 4, 2012
    Love to live in jerusalem!!!)
  • Janefareva J.
    Janefareva JanefareJune 14, 2014
    Must see for everyone
  • Martin R.
    Martin RosenDecember 22, 2011
    Beautiful. Such an amazing place to daven.
  • Max P.
    Max PesahovichSeptember 30, 2014
    Great place
  • Israel S.
    Israel ScaVenturesFebruary 12, 2014
    Did you know the Western wall is 488m long?
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