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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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  • We really enjoyed our visit here. The views were great, but the structures constructed on top of the plateau are amazing. The history of Masada is also amazing and worthy of a movie.  more »
  • Everything about this is fascinating. The seemingly impossible location, the architecture, views of the Dead Sea and history. This should be a must see on your list. We did a day trip from Jerusalem: ...  more »
  • Impressive ancient ruins leave an unforgettable impression. Remained part of the outer walls of the Palace, a huge capacity for drinking water, in some places there are even remnants of interior finishing and despite people and nature, led to the destruction of this unique Palace. Visit not connected with great physical effort, because the lift provided by cable car, and at the height of you riding a nice breeze. But be cautious and forget a hat and water to drink!
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