Join the thousands of people who come each year to visit the Western Wall – a relic from our Temple and a source of longing and inspiration for the Jewish people.
The Western Wall Plaza is open all year round, 24 hours a day, and is the site for many national and private ceremonies, including - Memorial Day ceremonies, military induction ceremonies, national prayer gatherings and private bar mitzvah celebrations.
The Western Wall is open to visitors at all times.
Due to lack of parking we recommended using public transportation to reach the Western Wall.
The following buses reach the Western Wall – 1,2,38.
It is also possible to take a taxi.
One can drive to the Western Wall and park in the following parking lots:
The Karta Parking Lot & Mamilla Mall Parking Lot – near the entrance to the Old City next to Jaffa Gate (fee).
The Giv'ati Parking Lot – outside the Dung Gate, opposite the entrance to the City of David (fee).
The Mount Zion Parking Lot – is meant for buses only (free).
The Western Wall is wheelchair accessible.
On Shabbat and festivals it is forbidden to smoke, take pictures, or use a cellular phone.
Pets are not allowed into the Western Wall Plaza.
One must follow any orders given by security officials at the entrance to the plaza.
Dress must be modest.
It is forbidden to bring musical instruments into the Western Wall Plaza area
During a fascinating tour of the Western Wall Tunnels – Hidden layers of the Wall are revealed underground. They tell the story of ancient Jerusalem and of generations of longing for it.
The tour takes approximately an hour and 15 minutes.
Sunday – Thursday: 7am – evening (depending on reservations).
Fridays and on the eve of festivals: 7am – 12pm
The site is closed on Shabbat and festivals, and on the eve of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana, and on Tisha B'av.
On Chol Ha'moed the site is open as usual (with a reservation and payment).
Visitation of the site is only through guided tours which must be ordered in advance.
Tours are given in English and in Hebrew. During the month of August tours are given in French as well.
For reservations in French call 02-6271333 group tour reservations (line no. 1).
It is recommended that you book two months in advance.
To receive your ticket - bring the credit card with which you made your order.
For your information: There is a discount when ordering a combination ticket for the Tunnels and the Chain of Generations Center. Get details by calling *5958.
Fifty five exciting minutes of an unforgettable experience – a special journey following the secret of the Jewish people's existence; with special effects and an amazing view of the Western Wall.
Sunday through Thursday: From 8am until evening (depending on reservations).
Friday and holiday eve: 9am to 12 noon.
The site is closed on Shabbat and festivals, and on the eve of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana, and on Tish'a B'av.
On the days of Chol Ha'moed the site is open as usual (with a reservation and payment.)
Tours in English and in Hebrew.
Tours using headphones available in Russian, Spanish, French, and German.
Ordering two months in advance is recommended.
* Visiting the center individually is recommended for children above the age of 11.
To receive your ticket - bring the credit card with which you made the order.