Kotel Tunnels, Jerusalem
The Western Wall Tunnels, or ‘Kotel Tunnels’, run along the hidden continuation of the Western Wall. The tunnels pass underneath the Muslim Quarter which was built above the remaining Second Temple western wall by using series of arches and pathways, thus creating a tunnel space in between the ground of the Muslim Quarter and the ancient Second Temple period ground.
Beyond their archaeological and historical significance, the Western Wall Tunnels bare religious significance. Inside the Kotel Tunnels is the closest spot accessible to Jews to where the Second Temple ‘ Holy of Holies’ once stood. As such, the tunnels have become a site of prayer and spirituality.