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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

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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

Apr 30, 2017

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Memorial Day for Israel's Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Hostilities at the Western Wall

The Memorial Day for Israel's Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Hostilities at the Western Wall will take place on the eve of Memorial Day on 30.04.17 at 20:00.

The Memorial Day ceremony will be broadcast on the Western Wall cameras.

The ceremony last year was attended by representatives of the bereaved families, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, President Reuven Rivlin, Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat, Police Commissioner Roni Alshich, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, Director General of the Ministry of Defense, Udi Adam, the Jerusalem District Commander, Major General Chico Edri, Coordinator of Activities in the Territories, and other persons.


Addressing the memorial ceremony last year, President Rivlin said: "Today is a national day of mourning for each and every one of us.
There are differences between us and they are penetrating and touching the root of our existence here, but the IDF is the army of us all.
Our trust in the IDF and its commanders is our trust in our strength, in standing up to our victims. "

Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot noted that unity is the basis of the Israel Defense Forces, and that it shapes its image as the army of the people, with the soldiers and commanders working for a common goal, leaving the separator behind and ready to give their lives for the people and the country.
"Public trust in the IDF is vital to realizing our goal and protecting the state," Eisenkot said.

Apr 24, 2017

ביקור קנצלר אוסטריה בכותל המערבי

Austrian Chancellor visited the Western Wall

Austrian Chancellor, Mr. Christian Kern, visited the Western Wall Plaza and the Western Wall Tunnels during his visit to Israel and was received by the rabbi of the Western Wall and the holy sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz.

During the visit, the Rabbi presented the history of the site and the deep connection of the Jewish people to it throughout the generations, and the importance of visiting the wall.

The minister placedd a note between the Western Wall's ancient stones and said a prayer. At the end of the visit he wrote: "I wish all visitors here will find peace knowing that we are all sons of the Lord of the World."

Apr 23, 2017

ביקור ניצולי שואה בכותל המערבי

Holocaust Survivors visited the Western Wall

On the occasion of Holocaust' Remembrance Day tomorrow, a group of Holocaust survivors from Jerusalem visited the Western Wall and toured the Center of the Chain of Generations.

Apr 20, 2017

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Swearing-in Ceremony of the Bach- Kfir Unit

A moving swearing-in ceremony for Bach- Kfir recruits took place tonight at the Western Wall.