Herodyon National Park, Jerusalem

Categories: Geologic Formations, Ruins, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Is listed on TripAdvisor as a tourist attraction in Jerusalem. But is in the vicinity of Bethlehem (West Bank). The tomb of Herod - the big time in Israel. Nice site with great views of Jerusalem / Bethlehem. You can take a taxi from the checkpoint. And connect the Herodium trip to Bethlehem. Or to drive with car rental in Herodium (Israeli car rentals may not drive actually in zone A...). Park entrance fee. Has a mini shop (drinks, ice cream, chips). Toilet facilities available. Is not Rollstühlgängig.
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  • Beautiful site. I have been to Israel many times and have never driven here before. The drive was from Gush Etzion and was a bit scary. Took the road home through Har Homa, a better option. There was ...  read more »
  • שוב חוזרת על מה שכבר כתבתי מקום ביקור מעניין ביותר לכל האוכלוסיות אינו דורש מאמץ מיוחד המקום נגיש גם למתקשים הבנייה ההורדוסית מרהיבה אפשר לפגוש כל מיני פטנטים לאגירת מי גשמים אחסנה מאד מרשים אנחנו ממל...  read more »
  • Amazing place! Well worth a visit!
  • 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!
  • Herodyon National Park located in Gush Etzion near by Tekoa, not in Ramat Gan!
  • Herodium / Herodyon was built by King Herod some 2000 years ago, and was eventually also his burial sites. After 150 years of research a team from the Hebrew University finally found royal tombs at the site. A new visitors center devoted to the royal tombs was opened at the site in 2012. With proper guidance, a visit to the site is one of the most exciting experiences in Israel!.
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