Wailing Wall

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The Wailing Wall, or the Kottel, as it is called by the Jews, is the last remnant of the second Jewish temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. For Judaism, the wall is the most sacred place, but it is important tp Muslims as well. Muhammad is believed to have fastened his winged horse here, on which he later flew to heaven. The wall can be visited day and night and it is possible for everyone to leave a prayer request or a note. 

On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays the square before the wall is crowded with people celebrating bar mitzvahs. 13-year-old Jewish boys then read from the Torah for the first time. From here it is also possible to do a tour through the connecting underground tunnels. Because most of the wall is hidden under the current Old City. You can see giant building blocks, the most massive to have ever been discovered. It is advisable to book a tour in advance. If you decide on the spot, you can purchase tickets under the arches on the northern side of the square in front of the Wailing Wall.  

Address: Wailing Wall (Kottel), Jerusalem Old City, Jewish Quarter