Herod's Western Palace, Dead Sea Region

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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  • What a View Herod had !!!! Amazing place worth of going down and up from the top of Masada. It can be very windy there so be careful with your hats.  more »
  • It's definitely worth the steep hike on the stairs along the cliffside to see this part of the site. Not that there's anything that different or amazing down there, but it lets you explore and see mor...  more »
  • This is not really a separate site called Herod's Western Palace. It's Masada. Herod is part of the history of the place, but hardly the major player.  more »
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