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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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  • Ascend, descend, go up again, you will pass by the tunnel carved into the rock ... but it is worth it, from top privileged view on the Valley and on the underlying settlement, inside you'll see all the water works wanted by Herod. In short, a great feat of engineering. Don't miss out!
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  • About 20 min. drive from Jerusalem to the south east, towards Gush Etzion you will find the ruins of King Hordes tomb. There is a lot to see in this impressive site with the artificial hill with all t...  more »
  • Herod built this tomb for himself. He was instrumental in the building of many structures, and gthi is his greatest. Only recently was his actual grave found in the tomb.  more »
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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!