Western Wall

The Western Wall, Wailing Wall, Kosel or Kotel, known in Islam as the Buraq Wall, is an ancient limestone wall in the . It is a relatively small segment of a far longer ancient retaining wall, known also in its entirety as the "Western Wall".
Photo: xavier33300, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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The or Mughrabi Gate, or Silwan Gate is one of the Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem. is situated 220 metres south of Western Wall. Photo: Berthold Werner, Public domain.

The Islamic Museum is a museum on the in the section of . Photo: Gilabrand, CC BY 3.0.

City gate
The , as it is called in Christian literature, is the only eastern gate of the and one of only two that used to offer access into the city from that side. is situated 340 metres northeast of Western Wall. Photo: Wilson44691, Public domain.

City wall
The is a wall at the southern end of the and the former southern side of the Second Temple in .

Localities in the Area

The of Jerusalem is that part of surrounded by the impressive 16th-century Ottoman city walls and representing the heart of the city both historically and spiritually. Photo: Danapit, Public domain.

The is one of the four quarters of the walled of , the other three being the Jewish Quarter, the and the . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The is one of the four quarters of the ancient, walled Old City of Jerusalem.

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