Explore historical sites that are sacred to Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Enter the Old City from the Jaffa Gate, minutes from the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem.
The Wailing Wall – It is said that the expression, 'The walls have ears' originally was said about the Western Wall. For the Jews, this remnant of what was the most sacred building in the Jewish World, the Second Temple, quickly became the holiest spot in Jewish life. Jews from throughout the world have made pilgrimage to the Kotel ha-Ma'aravi (the Western Wall) to thank God. The prayers offered at the Kotel were so heartfelt that gentiles began calling the site the 'Wailing Wall.'
Church of the Holy Sepulchre – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is identified as the place both of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. Christians all over the world visit this site.
Old City Jerusalem – Among its 220 monuments, the 7th century Dome of the Rock is decorated with beautiful geometric and floral motifs. Many believe this site is where Abraham offered his sacrifice.