The Western Wall is quite the experience. Despite thousands of tourists passing through here, it's still an ancient Jewish site of prayer. That means the majority of people here are here to pray so be respectful of that. Once you enter, there's a blocked off section for tourists to watch the prayer happen. Men and women are separated with men on the left and women on the right. Men must wear a Jewish hat provided to you. You're welcome to pray at the wall, but walk slowly as thousands gather to pray, dance, and sing. Be respectful. DO NOT TAKE PHOTOS. Even if you think you're being sneaky, someone out of no where will yell at you. Also, beware of birds flying over you. I got pooped on twice in a span of twenty minutes. The entire experience can be overwhelming so be prepared for your senses to go haywire.
The Western wall. A very sacred place for Jews. The wall is visited by many, one side men and other side women. This wall is considered with lots of historic happenings. There are tunnels and other buildings around that can be visited by paying for the tickets. Behind the wall you can't miss the big domes.
Moving, amazing experience. I am a woman so I went to the women’s side. My husband and son went to the other. We all were moved and amazed by the energy and devotion of the people there praying. This is a very sacred place to the Jewish people. It is one of the wonders of Jerusalem. I will never forget the palpable energy of the women...hands on the wall, praying. I will never forget touching the wall, tears springing into my eyes. Very emotional, deep experience.
The holiness is like nowhere else in the would. Walk or take the light rail as buses are very crowded.Respect the local customs i.e women should wear modest clothes and men should cover head, free head coverings are given but these tend to fly off in the wind so a cap would be a better idea.
What can I say?! SPECTACULAR! We went in June 2018. It was empty (in comparison to other times). Good security & total freedom to enjoy as one wishes. We will return with our boys!!