Situated at the base of the western side of the Temple Mount, the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem has been the site of jewish pilgrimage for centuries. While a large majority of the 488 meter length of the Western Wall is hidden by buildings people are free to come and pray at a small 57 meter section. The Western Wall’s significance is that it is the closest point to the foundation stone which is the holiest spot in Judaism.
I was lucky enough to visit the Western Wall and tour underneath it while visiting Jerusalem recently. Whether you are Jewish or even religious at all you can’t help but feel something when standing before it while everyone is praying around you.