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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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  • Place is incredible, views are absolutely astonishing, we saw it on the 'Royal Tour with Prime Minister' Video and it totally blew our minds. 
  • Not much remains of Herod's Palace on top of the site of Masada, but you can see the madness is genius of architects who built. Nice metal model of the three-story structure, sloping, and gorgeous scenery on Roman military camps.
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  • It takes a bit of courage to climb the stairs down - they are attached to the side of the mountain so there is quite a drop on the side. It's totally worth it. And the view is amazing - the mountains ...  more »