Herodyon National Park, Jerusalem

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Explore the ancient palace of King Herod at Herodyon National Park, nestled on the highest hill in the desert, at 758 m (2,487 ft) above sea level. Built in the first century BC, the site was once a vast complex that included a palace, fortress, gardens, and a small city on the slopes of the hill. You can view a short film about the history of the complex before you begin the steep ascent to the top. Take a guided tour of the archaeological site and enjoy the expansive views from the top, but remember to bring suitable footwear and plenty of water for the hike. Arrange to visit Herodyon National Park and other attractions in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem trip planner .
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  • We enjoyed our trip here today. A short film with the entry price sets the historical scene for the building of Herodion/Herodyon/Herodium. The site is well preserved and the tunnels and views are awe...  more »
  • My fifth trip to Israel and finally got time to visit this site. It is a wonderful place to visit. Great 10 minute video to start the tour which gives you a sense of why it was all built. Amazing visi...  more »
  • Finally got here on a guided tour. Well worth waiting for and going to see. As much as I had read about the place beforehand, the real thing was even better. Archaeologists have done a wonderful job o...  more »
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  • Interesting historic site with close ties to the biblical Herod. Read up on Herodion before visiting to appreciate its significance. On a clear day the views from the top are great.
  • A place full of history. Need to buy ticket to go to the top. The tunnel inside the park is interesting. Summer is not good time to go.
  • A nice place, fun to walk around seeing these ancient buildings. However, the decent through the steep stairs is challenging and is suitable only for fit people
  • Amazing place. One of the most interesting king of Israel
  • Nice historical place which "Herod The Great" built - Herodian Kingdom in Judea (37 BCE) more than 2000 years ago
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