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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 Ein Bokek, and find out what else Ein Bokek has to offer, use our Ein Bokek trip itinerary builder.
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  • After a visit to the Palace of Herod in Jerusalem and visit the West Palace of Herod is a must. West Palace of Herod, with wonderful views of the dead sea. Of course remained mostly ruins, but suffused with such history.
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  • Very interesting to visit. The archaeological site is very interesting and brings a good understanding of the historical data.
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  • A spectacular site. The beautiful ascent by cable car. u place with fabulous views over the dead sea. Steeped in history. Wear Hat there is a blazing that you flatten.
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