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

Old City Train

Departing from Jaffa  Gate and Back
Approximately every half hour
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

For more details- click here


Jerusalem, Israel

Jul 15, 2018

ילדים בקשת וילסון

The 9 days in the Western Wall. First grade children receiving their Prayer book.

Jul 12, 2018

קבוצת ילדים בכותל

"Ilan" camp children visiting the Western Wall.

Jul 11, 2018

חדר חשמונאים

Chever club tour on Jerusalem and The Western Wall to mark Bar Mitzva and Bat Mitzva year

Jul 10, 2018

האדמור מצאנז בכותל

Tzanz-Zwill Admor praying on the Western Wall

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.