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Address: Tzomet Migdal, Migdal 14950, Israel
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+972 4-620-9900
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Magdala is a unique Holy Land site, as well known as the hometown of Mary...

Magdala is a unique Holy Land site, as well known as the hometown of Mary Magdalene. The site features a complete first century town from the times of Jesus, as well as Duc In Altum a place for worship and prayer. It is a crossroads of Jewish and Christian History

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Great archeological site!

We went to see the excavations at Magdala, a city that was destroyed by the Roman Empire at 73 AD. It was a large city of about 4000 people. We saw remains of the ritual baths, an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Debrecen, Hungary
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Debrecen, Hungary
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to see the excavations at Magdala, a city that was destroyed by the Roman Empire at 73 AD. It was a large city of about 4000 people. We saw remains of the ritual baths, an ancient synagouge dated at about 50 BC with unique colored frescoes and a stone depicting the Temple of Jerusalem. Very much recommended to... More 

Thank debrecen_10
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went there for the morning and it was phenomenal!!!!! The volunteers were so welcoming. The place had such a historic significance being that it is a 1st century location.

Thank Helen Y
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of our most favorite finds in all of Israel! Such peace and a true presence of the Lord. The Magdala stone is incredible and seeing it in person was outstanding. We had the most wonderful volunteer guide show us around. I believe her name was Joanna. Anyway, she gave us really valuable insight to Magdala. Don't miss... More 

Thank Barbara C
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this place! How exciting to see that huge painting of the women with the issue for 12 years! It was so touching that I bought that same painting. It was $30.00 not bad for the small one. My husband said that I should have purchased the bigger one. I regret that. I loved this place. OMG beautiful to... More 

Thank nsalinas2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The archaelogy is very intresting but you should take a tour to understand the context, The church is beautifull and has a very special energy. And of course the seashore of Kineret is always wellcoming

Thank Ayelet C
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My favorite site of the tour. I could picture Christ reading from the Torah there. Mary Magdaline s home town. Don t miss out. Be sure to include it on your visit to Israel. I loved every minute. God Bless

Thank Maureen P
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an archaelogical site where just five years ago a first century synagogue was discovered. There are also ruins of homes and public baths nearby. This is outdoor site was interesting. It isn't very large so you don't need much time to explore itl

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Karmiel, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to see the old ruins and what they have done with it. Special to think that it was a synagogue there..I believe they are still excavating. Also interesting to see the modern church they have on-site. Nice paintings and a neat replica of a boat inside. When we were in the church, there were a group of young people... More 

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Echuca, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss visiting Magdala. The historic ruins are impressive, but the highlight for many, including our group, was the beautiful new Church, with its gorgeous modern artwork & focus on women. In particular, the 'Encounter' space, under the Church, houses one of the most moving & spectacular artworks of the region.

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Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The excavated synagogue is amazing - first century yet well-preserved. The other excavations are also fascinating and the new church is beautiful. The view of the Sea of Galilee through the window behind the altar in the shape of a ship is wonderful and the acoustics are something else. There's also a cafe and clean loos. Don't be put off... More 

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