Western Wall (הכותל)

Historic Site, Spiritual Center, and Plaza · Jewish Quarter
Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem, Israel
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    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–6:00 PM
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The Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel is a remnant of the ancient wall that surrounded the Jewish Temple's courtyard, and is arguably the most sacred site recognized by the Jewish faith outside of the Temple Mount itself.

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    Chabad Lubavitch
    "Send our regards and may all your prayers be answered!"(4 Tips)
    Mea Z.
    "there on Shabbat"(2 Tips)
    Chabad Lubavitch
    "... Jews observed the Mitzvah of Tefillin at the Western Wall:"(2 Tips)
    Sharon S.
    "The Holiest Place For Jews On Planet Earth.."(2 Tips)
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  • Marina G.

    One of the holiest place for us, happy and excited to visit

    Marina Garkusha · 8 hours ago
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  • Boaz S.

    Regardless of your feeling towards (any) religion this location has been heralded for centuries and there is some feeling of spirituality in the air

    Boaz Sachs · 2 days ago
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  • Louis K.

    Beautiful place. Impressive no matter your beliefs.

    Louis Klieger · January 9
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  • Adamzroom

    B' H Thank G-d

    Adamzroom · December 17, 2015
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  • Theresa R.

    Don't turn your back to the wall

    Theresa Roldan · November 29, 2015
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  • Al N.

    Blessed are those who seek me early!!

    Al Nesser · November 14, 2015
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  • Violeta D.

    Nice to visit, but they keep separated man and women, which nowadays is senseless.

    Violeta Delgado · August 24, 2015
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  • abdul a.

    My dream is to piss on this wall

    abdul aldahlawi · August 21, 2015
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  • ルイージ

    Get a chair, sit down and enjoy the spectacle.

    ルイージ · July 20, 2015
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  • Mark M.

    quiet somber area. even the less spiritual feel a connection.

    Mark Mis🍔 · April 20, 2015
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  • sh f.

    Landmark status

    sh feder · February 3, 2015
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  • Mea Z.

    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. 

    Mea Zubac Musa · January 27, 2015
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  • Ade F.

    Quiet...divine

    Ade Famoti · December 1, 2014
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  • Max P.

    Great place

    Max Pesahovich · September 30, 2014
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  • Zeev R.

    Ones in a lifetime.

    Zeev Ravid · August 7, 2014
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  • Justin O.

    If you are reading Foursquare tips at The Kotel you might be secular

    Justin Orgel · June 29, 2014
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  • Isaaq A.

    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".

    Isaaq A · June 18, 2014
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  • The Telegraph

    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 http://bit.ly/1iLmYRx

    The Telegraph · May 14, 2014
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  • Hot S.

    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.

    Hot Sand · May 4, 2014
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  • Benyamin

    On holidays - take a bus... Much better!

    Benyamin · April 16, 2014
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  • Israel S.

    Did you know the Western wall is 488m long?

    Israel ScaVentures · February 12, 2014
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  • Vladislav K.

    For me, this was sad view. People spend their time praying, instead of doing something real in their life. Also, women's and men's parts are separated, this is shame such thing exists in 21 century.

    Vladislav Kugelevich · November 28, 2013
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  • Corrie D.

    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.

    Corrie Davidson · November 17, 2013
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  • Kenneth C.

    I prayed here and didn't get any results -- it was like talking to the wall.

    Kenneth Cohen · September 29, 2013
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  • Anna S.

    Holy place, כמה קדושה במקום אחד,שבת שלום לכל עם ישראל!

    Anna S. · August 30, 2013
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  • Kristaps K.

    Wonderful place! :)

    Kristaps Kārkliņš · June 22, 2013
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  • Laëtitia J.

    A very special place......

    Laëtitia J · June 5, 2013
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  • Anna S.

    מקום הכי קדוש בעולם, Make a wish!

    Anna S. · May 18, 2013
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  • Christophe D.

    Feel the history breathing from every pore of this fantastic city.

    Christophe Dhondt · March 10, 2013
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  • Talia

    You can't take photos on Friday afternoon or Saturday because its Shabbat.

    Talia · March 8, 2013
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  • Adamzroom

    Put on tefillin

    Adamzroom · January 16, 2013
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  • Deborah B.

    Make sure to tour the tunnels under te Kotel

    Deborah Beckman · December 26, 2012
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  • Arthas C.

    Guys go from the left and girls go from the right, don't make the mistake like me.....

    Arthas Chu · December 24, 2012
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  • Ben L.

    Leave a note in the wall with your prayers

    Ben Lang · December 24, 2012
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  • Deborah B.

    The Kotel tunnel tour is a must

    Deborah Beckman · December 7, 2012
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  • Martin A.

    Please respect the local rules! Proceed to the Wailing Wall only if you wear a hat.

    Martin Assmann · December 2, 2012
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  • Adamzroom

    Pray for Israel and world peace.

    Adamzroom · August 30, 2012
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  • Markos K.

    An awe inspiring place in the heart of Jerusalem, Israel

    Markos Kidane · July 25, 2012
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  • Chantal

    Love to live in jerusalem!!!)

    Chantal · July 4, 2012
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  • EL AL USA

    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!

    EL AL USA · June 7, 2012
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  • Marc (Ezzy) K.

    Go underground

    Marc (Ezzy) Klein · June 2, 2012
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  • Lukas M.

    There's an airport-like security check before you get in, but definitely worth the hassle. Great place.

    Lukas Martini · April 21, 2012
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  • Sharon S.

    The Holiest Place For Jews On Planet Earth..

    Sharon Solomon · March 6, 2012
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  • Viator.com

    The plaza in front of the wall is divided into 2 sections, one for men, the other for women. Read more

    Viator.com · January 23, 2012
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  • EL AL USA

    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.

    EL AL USA · January 20, 2012
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  • Amos R.

    Fascinating watching the praying and worshipping! Amazing history

    Amos Rojter · December 23, 2011
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  • Martin R.

    Beautiful. Such an amazing place to daven.

    Martin Rosen · December 22, 2011
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  • Chabad Lubavitch

    After the liberation of the Kotel in 1967 a half-million Jews observed the Mitzvah of Tefillin at the Western Wall: Read more

    Chabad Lubavitch · December 12, 2011
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  • Kathrin K.

    no photos allowed on sabbath (saturday), never the less maybe the most impressive time to visit the western wall

    Kathrin Koebel · October 2, 2011
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  • 10,000 Pixels

    Place your hands upon the sacred wall and open your heart to what God says!

    10,000 Pixels · August 8, 2011
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