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Western Wall Tunnels

Western Wall Tunnels

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The entrance to the Western Wall (Kotel) Tunnels is currently located on HaGai Street from which one can already see the arches that held up the Great Bridge that led to the Temple Mount during the Second Temple period. The bridge was used by pilgrims coming to the Temple Mount from the Upper City. In addition, the lower aqueduct passed through bringing water from Bethlehem to Jerusalem. Today the Old City’s HaShalshelet (Chain) Street passes through that spot.

The Western Wall Tunnels, a ‘time tunnel’ to ancient Jerusalem, expose the visitor to construction, sites, and artifacts that shed light on life in this special city during its most glamorous era, the Second Temple period. 

A tour of the Tunnels unveils hidden sections of the Western Wall. It moves through underground passages, mikves and ancient water trenches, streets from the Second Temple era, a quarry used to excavate stones for the Kotel and more. The Western Wall’s enormous courses of stone are revealed in full size and magnitude, telling us about the architecture and building practices of different historical eras. 

Opening hours:

Sunday- Thursday - from 7 a.m. until late at night
Friday - 7 a.m.- 12 p.m. (during Daylight Savings Time open until 1 p.m.)

Please note:

Morning is any time between 9am and 11am.
Afternoon is any time between 1pm and 8pm.
If you want a specific time, please inform us right after your reservation at [email protected]