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Jerusalem, Israel

Orginized Tours

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Now you can order an orginized tour in the Western Wall and the Jewish quarter sites. Contact us for additional information

Opening Hours

The Western Wall Prayer Plaza is open every day of the year, twenty four hours a day


Thu 22nd of Tamuz 5776, 7.28.2016
5:53 AM
Mid day:
12:45 PM
7:43 PM
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Kotel Sites

The Western Wall Plaza is home to some of the most interesting historical tourist sites in the world, which offer a unique perspective on the genealogy of the Jewish people and the history of Jerusalem. We invite you to visit the sites and enjoy an empowering and unforgettable experience.

Jul 24, 2016

קיטנת "זכרון מנחם" בכותל המערבי

Zichron Menachem Camp Visits the Western Wall

Zichron Menachem is a non-profit organization that supports children suffering from cancer and their families.  As part of their summer camp experience, they came for a visit to the Western Wall.  The children toured the Western Wall Tunnels and the Chain of Generations center and prayed at the Kotel. 

Jul 19, 2016

השחקן ג'יימס קאן בכותל המערבי

James Caan Visits the Western Wall

American actor James Caan visited the Western Wall Plaza this morning and was hosted by the rabbi of the Western Wall and holy sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, and by the director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Mordechai (Suli) Eliav.

This is Caan’s first visit to Israel. He was accompanied by his son and was very moved by praying in front of the stones of the Wall where he mentioned the names of family members who were murdered in the Holocaust.

Caan told the Rabbi of his connection to Jewish heritage and of his close friendship with Rabbi Cunin, the Chabad rabbi in Los Angeles.

“The visit here is the peak of my journey to Israel”, said Caan. “I knew in advance that visiting the remnant of the Temple would be the best part of my visit, but I did not realize to what extent”.

After the prayer in front of the Western Wall stones, Caan toured in the Western Wall Tunnels and was shown new revelations discovered recently at the site of the Temple.