The Western Wall (Wailing Wall or Buraq Wall) is an ancient wall situated in Jerusalem, Israel. The wall is thought to date back to the 1st century BC, originally erected as part of the Second Jewish Temple at Temple Mount. The limestone wall is seen as a holy monument due to its location at the religious site, Temple Mount, it is especially held sacred to people of the Jewish faith. The wall stretches underground and is part of an underground tunnel structure that is open for people to visit.
The wall is situated at Temple Mount in the Old City area of Jerusalem. The 1 tram stops a 5-10 minute walk away at ‘City Hall’. The 1, 3, 51 and 276 buses all stop close by.
Opening Times and Admission
You can see the wall at any time of any day at ground level for free. The wall tunnels are open six days of the week, Sunday to Thursday 7am-evening and Fridays 7am-12pm; admission is set at 30 NIS for adults and 15 NIS for concessions.