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

Dec 02, 2018

הדלקת נרות חנוכה

Chanukah Candle-Lighting 5778

Like in previous years, Chanukah candles will be lit every night at the Western Wall Plaza, the site closest to where the Chanukah miracle took place. The candles will be lit in a magnificent menorah generously donated by George Rohr of the United States.
The bronze menorah is over 2 meters high and two meters wide, weighs one ton, and took about seven months to create.
The Chanukah candles will be lit with olive oil using special weather-proof utensils allowing the menorah to remain lit throughout the night. The menorah will be placed on a new and lit stage.
Chanukah candle-lighting will take place every evening of Chanukah at 4:00pm on Rabbi Getz Sinagogue, at 4:30pm on Beit Shtraus Roof and at 4:40pm on The Western Wall Plaza. On Saturday night at 7:00pm, and on Friday at 3:30pm.


Date Rabbi Getz Sinagogue Beit Shtraus Roof The Western Wall Plaza
First night, Sunday 24 Kislev (02/12)

The Rishon L'Zion and Sefardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rav Yitzchak Yosef, Shlita


Oded Plus, Director General of Religious Services Ministry Inspector General Ronny Alsheich
Second night, Monday 25 Kislev (03/12)

Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, the Rishon Lezion and chief rabbi of Jerusalem


Rabbi Nachum Cohen. Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, and US Ambassador to Israel Mr. David Friedman.
Third night, Tuesday 26 Kislev (04/12)

Rabbi Yitzchak David Grossman Shlita Rabbi of Migdal Ha'Emek


Rabbi Moshe Dagan, Director General of Israel's Chief Rabbinate Minister Gila Gamliel, the Ministry for Social Equality
Fourth night, Wednesday 27 Kislev (05/12)

Rabbi Aharon Bina Shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh


Efraim Holtzberg

Rabbi David Azoulay, Minister of Religious Affairs
Fifth night, Thursday, 28 Kislev (06/12)

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, shlita Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites


Rabbi Nachman Kahana
Sixth night, Friday, 29 Kislev (07/12)

Rabbi Yehuda Deri Shlita, Rabbi of the City of Be'er Sheva


Rabbi Shimon zeivald

Seventh night, Saturday night 30 Kislev (08/12)

Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita, Rabbi of the city of Jerusalem


Rabbi Yehoshua rahamim Shlita Mr. Eli Gruner the director of the Prime Minister’s office
Eighth night, Sunday 1 Tevet (09/12) Chief Rabbi David Lau Shlita Rabbi Yisrael Gafner Mr. Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem

Nov 12, 2018

עצרת תפילה

The basketball player, Ben Wallace, visiting the Western Wall


Nov 04, 2018

שרת החוץ גאנה

The basketball player, Ben Wallace, visiting the Western Wall


Oct 31, 2018

השבעה הגנה אוירית

The basketball player, Ben Wallace, visiting the Western Wall