Eight works of art and one sound-and-light show
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Accessibility of the Western Wall Tunnels - Important Message!Due to construction work, wheelchairs will not be accessible in the Western Wall Tunnels. The Fund's management apologizes for the temporary inconvenience. "A Look into the Past" is still wheelchair accessible.We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Chain of Generations Center is getting a new look!Due to the renovation, the site will be closed to visitors between May 5, 2019 - June 12, 2019.We invite you to come visit when it reopens!
Transportation to the Western Wall for Bar Mitzvah familiesThe 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.
This is the story of the Jewish chain of generations intertwined with the story of Jerusalem, the capital of Israel for over 3,000 years. Eight subterranean halls in the Chain of Generations Center, from different periods of time, contain unique works of art that will allow you to experience Jewish history in a whole new light. The works are composed of over 95 tons of glass sheets etched with names from links in the Jewish chain from the past thousands of years. In one of the rooms, under the clear floor, you will see a rich world of discoveries dating back to the First Temple period.
The tour includes state-of-the-art technology, personal headphones, and entrance into the Hall of Light which uses innovative sound-and-light interplay to tell the story of the liberation of the Western Wall by IDF paratroopers. It is a moving and exciting experience.
*The tour must be paid for and with prior coordination only
To complete a form for scheduling a tour
Due to the renovation of the Chain of Generations Center, the site will be closed between November 3, 2019 to April 1, 2020. We look forward to seeing you at the new and improved site when it reopens! Follow updates about the reopening toward the end of March 2020.
Adult: 24 NIS; Child (5-18) / Security Personnel / Students / People with Disabilities (with ID): 15 NIS; Senior Citizens: 12.5 NIS
Admission includes entry to the site and a guided tour of about 50 minutes.Touring the site is possible only when accompanied by a certified guide.
Sunday - Thursday : 9:40am - 11pm
Friday : 7am- 12pm Saturday: Closed
The Chain of Generations Center tells the exciting narrative of the Jewish people throughout the generations and their eternal connection to Jerusalem. The Chain of Generations Center showcases a magnificent display of abstract art, using massive glass pillars to depict the chain of generations of the Jewish people. The display was designed by Eliav Nachlieli and the glass pillars were created by artist Jeremy Langford.The Chain of Generations Center is located adjacent to the Western Wall Plaza and is built in underground niches between ancient structures and findings from the Roman period. The display includes 90 tons of glass, sliced and placed level on top of level. The names of significant people throughout Jewish history, from Adam, through Abraham and Sarah, until our return to Jerusalem in the last century, are engraved in the glass pillars. The exhibit integrates the ancient structures and archeological findings, the huge modern glass creations, and the special background lighting, music, sounds and holograms, creating a sense of actually walking the path of the Jewish people’s narrative. A powerful experience that stimulates the senses awaits all visitors to the Center.The Western Wall Heritage Foundation offers sevrel Jerusalem tours such as a tour at the Chain of Generations Center. Click "Read More" to view more information.
The Western Wall Plaza is home to some of the most interesting historical tourist sites in the world, which offer a unique perspective on the genealogy of the Jewish people and the history of Jerusalem. We invite you to visit the sites and enjoy an empowering and unforgettable experience.