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

Old City Train and Shuttles

The Western Wall Train and Shuttle bus depart from Jaffa Gate and return every 20 minutes between 08:40 and 13:20 – The travel is free for Bar Mitzvah families.
Departure point - Karta Parking Lot B (the bus parking lot parallel to Yitzhak Kariv Street)
Destination- Goren Square near the Western Wall.

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

Weather

Jerusalem, Israel

Jan 16, 2019

שלג החל לרדת הערב ברחבת הכותל המערבי

Snow began to fall this evening in the Western Wall plaza

 

Jan 16, 2019

יום בהסיטוריה

Today in History

Today in History - 10th of Shvat 5729 (January 1, 1969)
Rabbi Getz wrote in his journal: "During the day, there were snow storms on and off, but the snow did not stop many people from coming to the Kotel, among them tourists and children and youth who took advantage of closures in school to enjoy the experience of seeing the Kotel in snow."

Jan 15, 2019

הרמטכ"ל הנכנס והרמטכ"ל היוצא בתפילה בכותל המערבי

The new Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, and the outgoing Chief of General Staff in their visit to the Western Wall

The new Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Major General Aviv Kochavi, and the outgoing Chief of General Staff, Major General Gadi Eizenkot, came to pray at the Western Wall. Hundreds of worshippers from Israel and abroad excitedly greeted them. The chiefs of staff recited chapters of Psalms, the prayer for the welfare of IDF soldiers, and the prayer for the welfare of the State of Israel. Then they placed a note between the stones of the Wall.