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Herod's Western Palace, Dead Sea Region

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Explore the ancient ruins of Herod's Western Palace, often touted as one of the most important buildings in Jerusalem. The King of Judea, Herod the Great, originally built it in the first century BCE. It once stood as an imposing fortress 300 m (1,000 ft) above sea level, but now all that remains are various citadels cited as the "Tower of David." The climb provides a moderate challenge but provides views overlooking the surrounding desert and Dead Sea. Some sources state that this is where Jesus Christ was trialed and sentenced. To visit Herod's Western Palace on your holiday in Masada, and find out what else Masada has to offer, use our Masada trip itinerary builder.
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  • One of the attraction of Masada National Park is this ”palace” and the views over Dead Sea. If you had time, go visit this part of Masada because worth it.  more »
  • את הסיפור של מצדה קשה להבין ללא ביקור בארמון המערבי ולו במרפסת התצפית העליונה. מדובר בחלק המשמעותי באתר- גם מבחינת פאר הבניה של המלך הורדוס וגם מבחינת סיפור הקרב של המורדים היהודים בלגיונות הרומים.  more »
  • This is a must see. The ruins of Masada, the horrific history and the ancient remains are fascinating. You could spend all day here. You even have the option to walk to the top (otherwise there is a c...  more »