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“Under World Magic”

The Western Wall Tunnels
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Full-Day Trip of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv
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Private Tour: Western Wall Tunnel and Old City Wall Promenade in Jerusalem with...
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Private Tour: Western Wall Tunnel and Old City Wall Promenade in Jerusalem
Ranked #5 of 310 things to do in Jerusalem
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Under World Magic”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

This was excellent - must see as it gives you a differetn view of this divided City. Make sure you book ahead as you do not want to miss out.

Visited January 2014
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“A revelation”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

I never knew there was a tunnel under the "Old City" that ran along the Western Wall. Itbadded valuable oerspective to the original scope of the area.

Visited January 2014
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“Rating based on several criteria”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Overall, recommend to visit once!

The tunnels overall are an amazing historical site, for those who of course do not mind being in darkness and the feeling a bit claustrophobic in few spaces, such is the nature of tunnels. The tunnels contain the stones of the original Western wall (wall the most closes to the destroyed temple) as well as remnants of an original street and columns built during Herod's time. It is an amazing sight and archeological achievement.

The tunnels are accessible only with a tour that takes place at scheduled times (so make sure to check the times and recommended to buy tickets in advance, perhaps online?) I went on a weekday so it was without any trouble, although there was a group of school children which was annoying.

The tour guide was very informative, although the explanation is mostly from the Jewish historical perspective, which is a bit annoying, considering that tourists from many faiths visit the site. Despite paying a 30 NIS admissions feel, the funding was provided by Jewish philanthropic organisations and the Israeli government (so I can understand it from that perspective). Unfortunately when I asked the guide if she knew the cost of the project, she didn't (I am surprised no one bothered to ask before), however she did offer to find out and get back to me on that one, which was nice! When I asked whether the project was worth it, she had no answer other than the Jewish historical significance of it, however there are other costs and opinions in this matter, she did not offer a counter argument for objective purposes. There are also other controversies involving the tunnel excavation, which you may be interested in researching for your own enlightenment.

Visited January 2014
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“Vibrating experience”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Beeing Israeli and a Jew it's a must see experience arriving to the most close distance from a Temple destroyed by Romans 2000 years ago. Nobody's eyes were stayed dry! Very good guides.
Must order tickets for a guided tour few days ahead by internet and then you present a receipt at the entrance and get your tickets.

Visited January 2014
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“Go underground”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Though this is hard to get into, it is well worth it. The technology of the ancients who built it is amazing, the stones are huge. If you have claustrophobia, skip this. Is the ark of the covenant hidden nearby?

Visited January 2014
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