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Magdala, Migdal

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Archaeology Tour Historic Site
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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  • We visited Magdala on our recent trip to Israel. They provided us with a tour guide, who took us around the grounds. She was knowledageable and friendly. The only downside was that construction was ta...  more »
  • The beautiful modern church and the unique location on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in a first century Jewish site where Jesus most certainly talked and healed. The setting is overwhelmingly signi...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our quick stop here with our tour guide. So much history in and around this area so it is worth the time to stop and take a look at these ancient ruins.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Local Host "Mary" took us where Jesus taught and healed...the old synagogue and a new exhibition of uplifting women.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Love this restaurante. Great wine list and the food is superior,