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)
    Chabad Lubavitch
    "... Jews observed the Mitzvah of Tefillin at the Western Wall:"(2 Tips)
    Chabad Lubavitch
    "Stop by the tefillin booth."(3 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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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 3 weeks ago
    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!
    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.
  • 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
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • violeta
    violetaAugust 24, 2015
    Nice to visit, but they keep separated man and women, which nowadays is senseless.
    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
  • papiyoncik
    papiyoncikApril 24, 2015
    special atmosphere of the sacrament :-)
  • Ben L.
    Ben LangDecember 24, 2012
    Leave a note in the wall with your prayers
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Chris D.
    Chris D.March 10, 2013
    Feel the history breathing from every pore of this fantastic city.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerJanuary 9, 2016
    Beautiful place. Impressive no matter your beliefs.
  • Murilo F.
    Murilo FrazattoOctober 5, 2015
    Hey!! Nice place, but the jewels don't allow you to take pictures.
  • Markos K.
    Markos KidaneJuly 25, 2012
    An awe inspiring place in the heart of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Nichole L.
    Nichole LeighMarch 28, 2016
    Breathtaking and humbling
  • Mark .
    Mark 🍔April 20, 2015
    quiet somber area. even the less spiritual feel a connection.
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrgelJune 29, 2014
    If you are reading Foursquare tips at The Kotel you might be secular
  • Amos R.
    Amos RojterDecember 23, 2011
    Fascinating watching the praying and worshipping! Amazing history
  • Arthas C.
    Arthas ChuDecember 24, 2012
    Guys go from the left and girls go from the right, don't make the mistake like me.....
  • Michael M.
    Get a chair, sit down and enjoy the spectacle.
  • Vlado S.
    Vlado SSeptember 20, 2015
    Great experience. Very spiritual.
  • 10,000 Pixels
    10,000 PixelsAugust 8, 2011
    Place your hands upon the sacred wall and open your heart to what God says!
  • 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.
  • Chabad Lubavitch
    Chabad LubavitchAugust 8, 2011
    Stop by the tefillin booth. Send our regards and may all your prayers be answered!
  • xinyi s.
    xinyi seahFebruary 3
    Bring along a paper and pen write ur wish and stick to the wall
    Upvoted May 16
  • Ivan R.
    Ivan RamosNovember 14, 2016
    A must stop whenever visiting Jerusalem
  • 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.
  • Laura B.
    Laura Ben-DavidApril 26, 2010
    park at Mamilla Mall; parking is ample and free if up to about 3 hours.
  • 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.
  • Ozgur K.
    The centrum for Jewish people,
  • Anna S.
    Anna S.August 30, 2013
    Holy place, כמה קדושה במקום אחד,שבת שלום לכל עם ישראל!
  • Janefareva J.
    Janefareva JanefareJune 14, 2014
    Must see for everyone
  • Chantal
    ChantalJuly 4, 2012
    Love to live in jerusalem!!!)
  • Max P.
    Max PesahovichSeptember 30, 2014
    Great place
  • Israel S.
    Israel ScaVenturesFebruary 12, 2014
    Did you know the Western wall is 488m long?
  • Adamzroom
    AdamzroomAugust 30, 2012
    Pray for Israel and world peace.
  • Martin R.
    Martin RosenDecember 22, 2011
    Beautiful. Such an amazing place to daven.
  • Zeev R.
    Zeev RavidAugust 7, 2014
    Ones in a lifetime.
  • Anna S.
    Anna S.May 18, 2013
    מקום הכי קדוש בעולם, Make a wish!
  • Al N.
    Al NesserNovember 14, 2015
    Blessed are those who seek me early!!
  • Benyamin
    BenyaminApril 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    On holidays - take a bus... Much better!
  • Ariela
    ArielaSeptember 8, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't come in the middle of the night when it's super quiet and almost noone is there - that's my reserved time ;)
  • Sharon S.
    Sharon SolomonMarch 6, 2012
    The Holiest Place For Jews On Planet Earth..
  • Guillaume C.
    Guillaume Clarke3 weeks ago
    Cheaper than talking to a psychoterapist.
  • Laëtitia J.
    Laëtitia JJune 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A very special place......
  • Ade F.
    Ade FamotiDecember 1, 2014
  • abdul a.
    abdul aldahlawiAugust 21, 2015
    My dream is to piss on this wall
  • Theresa R.
    Theresa RoldanNovember 29, 2015
    Don't turn your back to the wall
  • Eric H.
    Eric HorwitzApril 12, 2010
    The tour of the underground wall is fascinating
  • Marc (Ezzy) K.
    Marc (Ezzy) KleinJune 2, 2012
    Go underground
  • sh f.
    sh federFebruary 3, 2015
    Landmark status
  • Adamzroom
    AdamzroomDecember 17, 2015
    B' H Thank G-d
  • Adamzroom
    AdamzroomJanuary 16, 2013
    Put on tefillin
  • Анна В.
    Анна ВетроваSeptember 17, 2014
    Нереальная энергетика! Ощущение гармонии и спокойствия. Записки можно вкладывать независимо от вероисповедания, главное конкретные нематериальные желания. Мужчинам можно бесплатно взять кипу.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • David A.
    David AbarcaFebruary 4, 2016
    Increíble lugar con mucha tradición e historia, puedes tomar fotos (con respeto a los que oran) y también vídeos, no olvides llevar tu Kippa y rezar una oración
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • a_dim_a
    a_dim_aMarch 21, 2014
    На подходах к стене не расслабляйте булки, бодрые ортодоксы быстро разведут вас на 100-200 шекелей красными ниточками на руку и молитвами) Положите 20-ку в карман и стойте на своём)
  • Oleg K.
    Oleg KostyukevichMay 17, 2013
    Все время думал что здесь много плачут. Но это не так. Столько празднований связано с этой стеной. Обязательна для посещения. Read more
  • Dmitriy G.
    Dmitriy GeraninJanuary 25, 2015
    Самые крутые - это ультраортодоксы в меховых шапках и в гольфах. Даже не пытайтесь с ними разговаривать. Кипы в подарок с мужской стороны. Берите и не парьтесь.
  • Алексей В.
    Можно попросить о всём чём пожелаешь, только не материальном благе.. Не забудьте поблагодарить за то, что у вас есть...
  • Nissan b.
    Nissan ben-AvrahamSeptember 30, 2013
    No te olvides traerte un buen sombrero. En primer lugar, para entrar con la cabeza cubierta, claro. Y en segundo ligar porque incluso en invierno el sol achicharra.
  • Дмитрий Г.
    Было круто. Не забудьте перед входом помыть руки, одеть кипу и после загадывания желания отойди спиной назад шагов 20
  • Bernardita O.
    Bernardita OrtegaFebruary 15, 2013
    Existen dos lados. Un lado para que las mujeres oren y otro para los hombres. Recuerden llevar un papelito blanco y salir sin darle la espalda al muro.
  • Marinka S.
    Marinka ShuvalSeptember 25, 2016
    Место где ты понимаешь что все суета
  • 7161440
    7161440January 11, 2015
    Красивое место. Всегда много людей. Стоит посетить обязательно.
  • Michael D.
    Странно, при попытке сфотографировать стену из-за ограды, был обруган сотрудником, дескать нел'зя, ибо шаббат! Но, какое это имеет отношение к туристам, да и ещё при взгляде со стороны?!
  • Inna M.
    Inna MJanuary 22, 2014
    Мужчинам налево, женщинам направо, и почему мужская часть стены больше?????👀
    toldot.ruApril 2, 2014
    Лайк, если пришли сюда с записками от родных, друзей и знакомых. ;)
  • Анна Х.
    Невероятная, непередаваемая атмосфера!
  • Paulo B.
    Paulo BergJune 25, 2015
    Melhor lugar do MUNDO !!! Muita energia positiva
  • Myriam L.
    Myriam LevitteSeptember 27, 2012
  • Bueno Júnior T.
    Bueno Júnior TIM BETAOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lugar de oração 24 por dia desde 1948
  • Daniil K.
    Daniil KulikovskiyAugust 21, 2012
    Относитесь с уважением к этому месту, даже если не исповедуете иудаизм.
  • Liliana
    LilianaJune 27, 2012
    Si van a dejar peticiones... Que sean papelitos muy pequeños!!! Y cuiden su vestimenta!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HeyneMarch 12, 2016
    Ein Wahrzeichen
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Ariel D.
    Ariel DovekMarch 15, 2015
    Es un sentimiento maravilloso
  • Myriam L.
    Myriam LevitteSeptember 27, 2012
  • Caio F.
    Caio FariaSeptember 11, 2013
    Energia incrivel esse lugar
  • Myriam L.
    Myriam LevitteSeptember 27, 2012
  • Dmitry C.
    Dmitry ChernyavskyOctober 13, 2013
    Кто мэр Западной Стены? Конечно же русскоговорящий.
  • Евгений
    ЕвгенийOctober 11, 2013
    Стена Плача
  • Eduardo P.
    Eduardo PlatcheckOctober 11, 2013
    Sem palavras pura energia
  • Elina M.
    Elina MOctober 31, 2015
    Как говорила наш гид: " Единственное место, где плачут евреи - это налоговая инспекция." 😊
  • Bueno Júnior T.
    Bueno Júnior TIM BETAOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Centro religioso de Israel
  • Evelyn R.
    Evelyn RothschildAugust 27, 2014
    Energia e forca.
  • Сергей Л.
  • Edward S.
    Edward ShternJanuary 2, 2014
    Самое святое место.
  • Valentyn M.
    Valentyn MJanuary 6, 2016
    Стоит хотя бы раз записочку богу написать.
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