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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  • We visited Magdala yesterday as part of our Galilee tour. Our guide was Mary from New York and she was very gentle and sensitive to the individuals in our group. We escaped from the supposition of oth...  more »
  • I had a wonderful experience in Magdala. The Holy site is just amazing. I thank God for the opportunity he gave to be there.  more »
  • Magdala is Wonderful and interesting historic place . You will see archeology foundlings from 2000 year ago.  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,

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