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The Western Wall Tunnels

  • The Western Wall, The Old City, Jerusalem
  • 1599515888

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TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 1 day ago

Just go. This is living history. Get a sense of the whole area and why it is so important to Jewish people. It is also a mix of most religious beliefs in the one place singing out that man can exist together in peace and most people can be tolerant to each other. To...

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Just go. This is living history. Get a sense of the whole area and why it is so important to Jewish people. It is also a mix of most religious beliefs in the one place singing out that man can exist together in peace and most people can be tolerant to each other. To see how the construction of these places were carried out in ancient times is amazing. The engineering skills without modern equipment shows how clever these people were. The aqueduct to bring running water in itself is amazing. The aqueduct here was never used but exists to this day.

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Tunnels under the city
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 2 days ago

We were walking a long time in the .underground tunnels. At one point it was so narrow you had to walk sideways. Be careful if you are claustrophobic, might be too much for you.

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TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 3 days ago

It was quite interesting to be able to walk through what would have been ground level during the 1st century. The model with the interchangeable pieces showing how the land was altered over time was quite informative. While you can understand something in your head, seeing it really made it impactful. There were...

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It was quite interesting to be able to walk through what would have been ground level during the 1st century. The model with the interchangeable pieces showing how the land was altered over time was quite informative. While you can understand something in your head, seeing it really made it impactful. There were several areas that were quite small and a few in our group had issues with claustrophobia. Also a few places where you have to walk over plexiglass and can see that the “floor “ is very far below your feet. Made for a queasy experience. Once you’re in, there’s no going back so if you think these are deal-breakers, opt out. There was also a musty/moldy scent throughout so I would caution anyone with respiratory issues.

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Incredible for everyone unless you have claustrophobia
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 4 days ago

Everyone’s heard of the Western Wall of course and seeing the photographs of people praying there and putting their prayers into the tiny slots between the stones but the hidden gym is the tour beneath the walls where you learn so much about the old city of Jerusalem and the construction of the temples...

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Everyone’s heard of the Western Wall of course and seeing the photographs of people praying there and putting their prayers into the tiny slots between the stones but the hidden gym is the tour beneath the walls where you learn so much about the old city of Jerusalem and the construction of the temples and the distraction and what remains. It can be narrow and dark so if you have any concern about feeling cramped or in tight space I would not recommend this tour but that would be the only reason not to go. There are opportunities to understand how people lived in biblical times and even movies projected on the wall to help you understand the construction such incredible architecture. Must visit!!!

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Centuries old, still used today
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 5 days ago

So many aspects to this tour that were intellectually and emotionally life changing for me. As others have noted, there's a physical element to the tour - some members of our group with walking challenges chose to sit this one out but it's not difficult for a person with even slightly below average fitness...

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So many aspects to this tour that were intellectually and emotionally life changing for me. As others have noted, there's a physical element to the tour - some members of our group with walking challenges chose to sit this one out but it's not difficult for a person with even slightly below average fitness and even the heavier members of our group fit easily through the narrow passageways. It's not a "mile hike" but rather a series of short walks punctuated with explanations. For me, the most powerful element was discovering that religious women pray here because this is the part closest to where the Holy of Holies once stood. It seems that during construction, the women began to come to the tunnels to pray, and over time, no one wanted to kick them out! The tour begins with a helpful topographical map, and I noticed that some guides brought along a portable copy to orient their group. Use the public restrooms just outside the entrance in the plaza at the Wall.

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