The Western Wall Tunnels, Jerusalem

#5 of 225 in Historic Sites in Israel
Religious Site · Landmark
First excavated by archeologists in 1864, The Western Wall Tunnels allow visitors access to an enclosed 485 m (1,591 ft) of the famous retaining wall that served as a support for King Herod's Second Temple expansion. The tunnels run underneath the buildings in Jerusalem's old town, lending insights into the architectural strategies and water collection technologies that enabled the temple's construction. The tunnels are quite narrow and dark; booking a guide beforehand or joining an ongoing tour is the only way to partake in the experience. PutThe Western Wall Tunnels into our Jerusalem trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It is an amazing part of a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem, and see how the Temple mount was built, how the stones were set on top of Mount Moriah, an architectural and engineering feat, that is....  more »
  • i really enjoyed being there and seeing the hidden parts of the western wall i was suprised how big the western wall realy is  more »

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