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 builder .
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  • I am very happy that I was able to watch this place with such an incredible history. The beautiful scenery.
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  • If you arrive at the fortress of Masada is a must get off a little way down the outcropping which houses the remains of the Palace of Herod the great on three levels, with stunning views of the mountains and on the ruins of Roman camps. This King who was acting as Plenipotentiary of the Emperor let another track of his greatness, after the second temple of Jerusalem, his tomb in Herodyon of Betlehem and more.
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  • Herod the Great's western palace in his desert fortress of Masada gave him all the comforts of home. You can still see the remains of the large mosaic floor and the luxurious three tiered living space...  more »

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