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. By using our Ginosar itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Magdala and other attractions in Ginosar.
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  • August 8, 2017
    It's interesting to see the ruins of a synagogue in the 1st century. You can see her beautiful floor mosaic...
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  • August 5, 2017
    Interesting visit site with excavations and new Church. Place of rest. Price was ok. Staff and very friendly pastors. Eyes to and on-site all imagine.
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  • July 16, 2017
    Excavations have been done in a very professional manner and the new buildings that have been constructed are of great beauty and promote a very pronounced spiritual experience. Highlighting women's participation in the dissemination of the message of Jesus is a great success.
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  • June 18, 2017
    Totally worth checking out. Next to restaurants and other cool things. Small site but really good quality things. Also, youth can volunteer to help excavate.
  • July 16, 2017
    Local Host "Mary" took us where Jesus taught and healed...the old synagogue and a new exhibition of uplifting women.
  • September 29, 2016
    A fascinating visit of one of the most ancient synagogues in Israel, together with remarkable archaeological discoveries from the Roman period in the area that give us a great insight into life for the people who lived here. For Christians there is extra significance as it is likely that Jesus would have preached in this synagogue, and there is also a beautiful modern worship space. Located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, there are lovely lake views from this site. The only downside is that the entrance fee is somewhat higher than the other important sites in the area, but it is still pretty reasonable.
  • October 28, 2016
    Amazing place. Visited with a group. Another group sang for us in the rotunda. It was awesome. The most striking thing for me was the larger than life painting of Mary Magdalene's hand touching the hem of Christ in the chapel downstairs
  • December 15, 2016
    Love this restaurante. Great wine list and the food is superior,

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