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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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  • It is on that hill that Herod and his family take refuge in their flight from Jerusalem in 40 BC. But the Judeans and Parthian allies catch up soon and the fugitives must flee again in the middle of the night, in panic. The tank of the mother of Herod breaks a wheel and itself think do not escape. But they managed to escape from their pursuer and take refuge at Masada. To find out more, why not contact me to make you discover Herodion?
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  • To go there should talk to cabbies Arabs to Jaffa Gate. Once there you can admire the beautiful fortified town rich in history and also see the extreme poverty of Palestine. Not worth going to see the tomb of Herod as the best parts are preserved at the Israel Museum.
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  • This looks really marvelous. Hill is mined through and you can crave in caves and finds old cisterns and so. There is rails and stairs in caves, so its safe. Must see! 
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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!