Magdala, Migdal

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Take a tour of Magdala, an archaeological site where excavations in 2009 unearthed the remains of an ancient fishing village, believed to be the hometown of Mary Magdalene. On a guided visit to the still-active dig, you can view a first-century synagogue and the “Magdala Stone,” carved with a depiction of the Jewish Second Temple. Explore the complex further and you'll also see several other recently excavated ruins of ancient houses, as well as a newly constructed Christian chapel. See Magdala and all Migdal has to offer by arranging your trip with our Migdal road trip tool .
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  • It was a nice suprise to get introduced by this amazing place. The history around was very very touchable! I dare to say it was the place we most get conected w/ the Cristianism. All the work they hav...  more »
  • Don’t miss Magdala ... and Father “O’Malley” (I can’t remember his real name) Who gives an amazing tour of this incredible site that is one of the most recent additions to the complete tour but Israel...  more »
  • My wife and family (along with over 100 people in our tour group (Cruise Lady out of South Jordan, Utah) spent 2 wonderful hours here at this location and would have liked more if schedule had permitt...  more »
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  • Amazing 1st century Synagogue unlike any in Galilee. Run by the Legionaries of Christ and they are building an amazing center and hotel. We were with Legionary priests so got a sneak peak. Wonderful church. Right on Sea of Galilee. Can’t wait to stay here when they open and climb the mountain to watch the sun rise over the sea. Very spiritual tour guide.
  • Our favorite place during 10 days of touring. If you get the tour guide Mary, you will be doubly blessed. Walk where Jesus walked in the ruins of a tabernacle near a local source of living water and salting fish. Then see beautiful "pictures" of miracles in the new building.
  • This is a lovely 1st century dig site on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, there is so much history here, and the priests who serve as tour guides are very knowledgeable, and friendly, and speak English very well. Our tour guide was Irish, and very funny and easy to listen to.
  • Absolutely incredible place. Thousands of years of history, faith, life. Just wow!
  • The tour takes you back to the historic time of Magdala's peak. It's very informative and a lot of fun.
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