Directions

Join thousands of pilgrims who come up to Jerusalem every year, and come to the Western Wall - the remnant of our Temple and the source of the Jewish nation's yearning and inspiration.
The Western Wall Prayer Plaza is open all day, every day of the year. Official state and private events are held here, including ceremonies for Memorial Day for IDF fallen soldiers, swearing-in ceremonies, prayer gatherings, and bar mitzvah events.

Public transportation

Public transportation

You can take Bus # 1,3, or 38, or come by taxi
Private car

Private car

You can also come by private car and park in the following parking lots:
Carta Parking, at the entrance to the Old City near Jaffa Gate (hourly rate)
Mount Zion Parking - meant for buses only (free) 
Special Occasions

Special Occasions

Brides and grooms on the day of their wedding may enter by car through Jaffa Gate with advanced arrangements made with the Office of the Rabbi of the Western Wall at 02-6263345, ext. 200.
רכבת הכותל

רכבת הכותל

משער יפו לכותל וחזרה
יציאה משוערת כל חצי שעה
Free to The Old City

Free to The Old City

"Free to The Old City" - Free bus service from a special stop in the parking lot of the First Station to Dung Gate, every 20 minutes,
Sun, Tues, Wed. 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Mon and Thurs. 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fri. and holiday eve. 8:00 a.m. until one hour before Shabbat
The shuttle leaves every 20 minutes
Handicapped-accessible shuttle leaves every hour on the hour

Weather

Jerusalem, Israel

Dec 17, 2017

hanuka

Sixth night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall

 

Dec 16, 2017

hanuka

Fifth night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall

 

Fifth night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall in the presence of  Dr. Shmuel Katz, Rabbi Nachman Kahana and Doron Turgeman, Kedem district commander

Dec 15, 2017

hanuka

Fourth night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall

 
Fourth night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall in the presence of  Rabbi Aharon Bina Shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh and Mr. Efraim Holtzberg

Dec 14, 2017

hanuka

Third night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall

 


Third night of Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall in the presence of Rabbi Yitzchak David Grossman Shlita Rabbi of Migdal Ha'Emek, Rabbi Moshe Dagan, Director General of Israel's Chief Rabbinate and Minister Gila Gamliel, the Ministry for Social Equality

Can a Bat Mitzvah be held at the Western Wall?

Queston:  Can a Bat Mitzvah be held at the Western Wall?

Answer: The Western Wall Heritage Foundation invites Bat Mitzvah girls to celebrate their special day at the Western Wall (Kotel) with a special family ceremony. We offer two types of ceremonies – a 30-minute ceremony, at no charge, including a meeting with a Bat Mitzvah ‘guide’, or a more expanded ceremony lasting about an hour at a charge, that includes decorating glass candlesticks.. For details and registration, click here.