The Western wall Tunnels

The Western Wall (the Kotel in Hebrew) is impressive, but its greatness is truly discovered when you descend underground to the Western Wall Tunnels. The tunnels run along approximately 488 meters of the Western Wall, giving visitors a taste for the challenge that stood before Herod the Great during this biggest of all his immense building projects—the expansion of the Temple Mount. One such example is the famous western stone which is 14 meters long and weighs almost 570 tons.

Contact

Old City
Jerusalem

+972 2-627-1333
https://english.thekotel.org/western_wall_sites/western_wall_tunnels

The Western Wall
The Western Wall is one of the State of Israel’s most prominent symbols today as well as the focus of Jewish yearning throughout many generations, from the time of the Second Temple’s destruction by the Romans in the year 70 CE. 
According to Jewish tradition, the Western Wall of the Temple Mount was built by the “poor” and for this reason was especially liked, to the point that it is said that “The Divine Presence never leaves the Western Wall.” 
The Western Wall has been a vivid remnant of the destroyed Temple for close to two-thousand years. 
Jews from all around the world have streamed to its ancient stones: community leaders and rabbis, as well as people who ascended to Jerusalem to stand in the shadow of its holiness.
Today, the Western Wall serves as an inspiration to over ten million visitors and worshippers annually.  The Western Wall Plaza is open to the public 24/7 throughout the year.
https://www.thekotel.org/kotel/general_info/

The Western Wall Tourist Sites
The Western Wall Tunnels – A Jerusalem Classic
The Western Wall Tunnels are subterranean tunnels that lead the visitor to the parts of the Western Wall hidden from view. 
The tour includes innovative exhibits, the largest stone in the Western Wall, the sacred site Opposite the Holy of Holies, and other fascinating discoveries including the Strouthion Pool. The tour is expertly guided and suitable throughout the year. The Tunnels are open Sunday to Friday.

Duration: Approximately 80 minutes

Languages: Hebrew, English, Spanish, French, Russian (must be pre-arranged)
 

The Journey to Jerusalem – A new and unique experience!
This interactive journey allows visitors to follow the path their family took while wandering around the world for the past 2,000 years – from the time of Jerusalem’s destruction until our return to it nowadays.  

Each visitor embarks on a different route based on his interactive choices.  
Come get to know your family’s past in a unique, interesting, and fun way in an ancient 700-year-old hall.
The Journey to Jerusalem is open Sunday to Friday.

Duration: Approximately 50 minutes

Languages: Hebrew, English, Spanish, French, Russian (must be pre-arranged)
 

Behind the Scenes – A new and fascinating tour!
During development work in the Western Wall Plaza, subterranean spaces were uncovered that are fascinating, beautiful, and rich with remnants.
The Behind the Scenes tour includes a visit to the sites of recent discoveries and entrance to the rare spaces discovered under the classic Western Wall Tunnels route. 
This new route is the perfect experiential way to learn about 3,000 years of history.  It is suitable all year.
Behind the Scenes tours run Sunday to Friday.

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

Languages: Hebrew, English (must be pre-arranged)
 

The Chain of Generations Center
The story of the Jewish nation began thousands of years ago and is intertwined with the story of Jerusalem.  
This innovative center conveys the links in the Jewish chain of generations through glass art pieces weighing 95 tons in total, a play of sound and light, and a moving film shown in the Hall of Light which describes the liberation of the Western Wall by IDF Paratroopers.

The Chain of Generations Center is open Sunday to Friday.

Duration: 50 minutes

Languages: Hebrew, English, Spanish, French, Russian (must be pre-arranged)

A Look to The Past – A Virtual-Reality Tour
For the first time in Israel, you can tour the Second Temple using state-of-the-art virtual-reality technology.  The 360-degree tour allows you to be impressed by the beauty and power of the Temple that was destroyed 2,000 years ago.
A Look to The Past is open Sunday to Friday.

Duration: 15 minutes

Languages: Hebrew, English (must be pre-arranged)
 

Credit: The Western Wall Heritage Foundation
https://www.thekotel.org/

Public price (without the JLM City Pass) : 35 ₪  (about 9,5$ or 8,3€)
With the JLM City Pass : 35 ₪  or 25 ₪  (with the discount)