The Western Wall is the most significant site in the world for the Jewish people, also known as (HaKotel HaMa’aravi), known in the West as the Wailing Wall, and in Islam as the Buraq Wall

Western Wall Sizes

The Western Wall is 488 meters long, reaches a height of 19 meters (the height of this section from its foundation to its peak is estimated at approximately 32 meters)

Religions Relations:

Judaism: The Western Wall’s holiness in Judaism is a result of its proximity to the Temple Mount. Because of the Temple Mount entry restrictions, the Wall is the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray, though the site of the Holy of Holies, the most sacred site in the Jewish faith, lies behind it.

Muslim: Is the site where the Islamic Prophet Muhammad tied his winged steed, al-Buraq, on his Isra and Mi’raj to Jerusalem before ascending to paradise, and constitutes the western border of al-Haram al-Sharif (“the Noble Sanctuary”), or the Al-Aqsa compound.

The Western Wall Plaza

Until the Six Day War (in 1967, when Jerusalem was liberated), the Western Wall had no prayer plaza. There was just a narrow alleyway in the Muslim Mughrabi neighborhood – the Al-Buraq Alley, which was 28 meters long and only 3.6 meters wide. After the war and reunification of Jerusalem, the area was expanded. Today it is approximately 57 meters.

 The Plaza officially serves as a synagogue.

Enrance gates to the Tample Mount:

The Mughrabi Gate, The Chain Gate, The Cotton Merchants’ Gate, The Iron Gate, The Council Gate/The Inspector’s Gate, The Gate of Bab al-Ghawanima