The Western Wall is the last remnant of Jerusalem's Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE.
The Western Wall took on the sanctity of the Temple and for centuries Jews have come here to pray, in times of both joy and sorrow, and the custom developed of placing a prayer note in the wall. Important moments to the entire nation, are also marked here.
The rest of the wall's 583 meters awaits you deep beneath the Old City in the Western Wall Tunnel, an incomparable foray into Jerusalem's archeological past.
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