As an effort to learn more about the Western
Wall and the Second
Temple period, archaeologists created the Western Wall tunnels directly
following the Six Day War.
The tunnels are built under current offices and buildings, and they
allow visitors to glimpse at an ancient past that would otherwise be
The tunnel tour takes visitors
to the place that is closest to the Holy
of Holies. In the First and Second
Temple Periods, only the high priests were
allowed to enter the Holy of Holies.
By visiting the Western Wall Tunnels, tourists are able to see parts
of the ancient Temple
Mount that have not been exposed for hundreds of years.
The Western Wall Tunnels are located in the Jewish Quarter of the Old
Hours of Admission: Tours only upon request.
There is an entrance fee.
Phone number: 972-2-6271333