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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. Using our international travel planner, Jerusalem attractions like Herodyon National Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If haggle with a taxi driver to the Jaffa Gate you can organize a half-day visit at the Herodion and in Bethlehem for a reported fee of around € 150. And worth, because the building where he was buried Herod is very interesting and full of stimuli. Beautiful location, with a view stretching from Jerusalem to the dead sea, and interesting development of buildings and tunnels. The theatre was open and the Tomb remains only a model.
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  • The park starts of with a video of history at the time of Herod's death. The ruins are still under excavation. True excavation work just started in the 1960's. Well worth a visit. The view from the to...  more »
  • A must seen in Israel with a guide. The site is in perpetual discovery and it an amazing state taking in account this was built almost 2000 years ago. Really special place with a amazing panorama. 
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  • No guide, and the map they offer you is confusing as hell. Plus, the movie they start the tour with is bad; I mean why all the Hebrew in a movie made for tourists, does anyone understand what they write.
  • Amazing! The history and the view
  • Interesting place for those who care for history and heritage.
  • Amazing place!!! Can't miss it!!!
  • Excellent site! New discoveries still being unearthed but the remains so far uncovered are fun to explore and photograph. Don't miss the Lower City!