Western Wall Tunnel (Kotel), Jerusalem

Western Wall Tunnel (Kotel), Jerusalem (must see)

Adjacent to the Western Wall, the Western Wall Tunnel is an underground passage running beneath Jerusalem's Old City. While the open-air portion of the Western Wall is approximately 60 meters long, the majority of its original length is hidden underground. The tunnel exposes its full length of 485 meters, revealing the ancient methods of construction and various other interesting archaeological facts. In the course of the excavations performed along the tunnel, some discoveries were made including streets and monumental masonry dating back to the Herodian period, sections of the Western Wall dating from the Umayyad period, and various other structures attributed to the Ayyubid, Mamluke and Hasmonean periods constructed to support buildings in the vicinity of the Temple Mount.

Tip:
If you are claustrophobic, stay calm – some areas are narrow but there are alcoves throughout to provide enough breathing space.
Also, in winter, it is quite hot down there, so no need to dress up. But always remember to book a tour in advance!
Sight description based on wikipedia

This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Jerusalem, Israel within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Western Wall Tunnel (Kotel) on Map

Sight Name: Western Wall Tunnel (Kotel)
Sight Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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