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“A special place”
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Western Wall
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$91.25*
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Private Tour: Western Wall Tunnel and Old City...
Ranked #11 of 316 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The remains of the Second Temple of Jerusalem and a place of prayer sacred to the Jewish people.
Reviewed July 30, 2013

There is just something so entirely spiritual and remarkable about visiting this place.

Every time you go, you feel extremely connected with a higher power.

I could not imagine going on a trip to the Middle East and not making this a highlight of the trip.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We were lucky, we stayed close enough to visit this holy place several times a day. It truly is an experience. For the non-religious, it is a landmark tourist attraction, to believers of any faith the belief that this is the closest to the holy of holies is what keeps Jews coming here and what keeps other believers coming here. The sense of peace, spirituality but also community here is truly amazing. We visited the "Kotel" as it is locally called at various times of the day. The early morning hours is the best time to visit if you are a woman. As others have noted, the wall is divided into male and female sections. The female section is about a quarter the size of the men's and gets really crowded. If you want to touch the wall then visit early in the morning and especially not on Friday. Yes, you can write your prayers on small pieces of paper and stick them into cracks in the wall but like I said you have to get there early or at a time when it is not busy to do this. Some evenings i.e. Tuesday or Wednesday are fairly okay to visit as well. Dress appropriately, head coverings required whether you are male or female.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

A spiritual visot, this is the closest place to god, a chance to make a wish, write it down and put it in the wall.
Coming during one of the three big holydays could be overwhelming as thousands come to pray.
Women should dress accodingly.

Thank Shlomo A
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The important site has been blighted by having been turned into an ultra-orthodox synagogue. They have done their best to prevent other's with different customs from praying there.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was very impressive. It is the most holy place in Judaism because it is closest location to the Temple Mount. The wall is divided for men and women, with 3 quarters set aside for the men. The men's side was not crowded, but the women's area was 5 deep with a line. You can place prayers in between the stones and say your prayers.

Thank DonG498
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