The Wailing Wall is also known as the Western Wall or Kotel and is part of Old Jerusalem, at the foot of the Temple Mount. It is the remainder of the wall that once surrounded the Temple's courtyard, and is perhaps the most renowned sacred place for the Jewish faith. Since the 4th century, it has been a location for prayer and pilgrimage for Jews. The last century has seen violence for access to the Wall, notably during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the Six-Day War. The Wailing Wall is popularly known for Jews leaving prayers written on pieces of paper inside the cracks.
Take a look at our gallery and see the impressive photos of the Wailing Wall that attracts so many religious people.