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Herod's Western Palace, Dead Sea Region

(4.7/5 based on 90 reviews on the web)
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 Masada, and find out what else Masada has to offer, use our Masada trip itinerary builder.
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  • Everything is interesting of these ruins, the history of its construction to that of its demise, by the monks who lived there to the Roman camps surrounding it. Certainly represents an opportunity to educate themselves all accompanied by breathtaking views of the dead sea.
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  • Room with very nice view the food is good the hotel generously handing out bottles of water all through the day we had in the House of fruit and chocolate access to the sea is very practical in front and private evening after dinner we had rights fantastic singers a least the indoor pool closed a 18: 30 c is really too early given that it's very dark tot and the indoor pool is closed I advise you to bring board games that will allow you to wait until dinner
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  • Monumental, spectacular, a place that makes you think and sobering. On top of Masada a construction which is incredible as the metal scale reconstruction. A man's unbridled ambition and genius of architects that did comply. Not to be missed.
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