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Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

Sdeh Boker, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
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Very interesting archeological site

The Nabateans did not leave many bone fide sites, so this is well worth visiting. Our group... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Jerusalem, Israel
impressive archaeological site with fantastic views

I have visited this site a number of times, but I have never written about it for Trip Advisor. It... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Mark G
New York City, New York
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“incense route” (12 reviews)
“ancient city” (6 reviews)
“spice route” (13 reviews)
Sdeh Boker, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Nabateans did not leave many bone fide sites, so this is well worth visiting. Our group certainly enjoyed it

Thank AvrahamJer
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have visited this site a number of times, but I have never written about it for Trip Advisor. It is a very impressive site, although it is best to visit with a guide. This time an archaeologist led the tour and she has been...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

These are Nabatean and Byzantine ruins on the top of a mesa which, while they may not have the emotional and historical traction of Masada, are pretty amazing, with long and spectacular views of the Negev in every direction

Thank Leatherstocking88
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Make sure you stop here and wander round the reconstructed ruins of a hilltop Nabatean spice and silk route staging post. Good for all ages

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I like this acropolis very much, as the view from top is very nice, and ruins are interesting. Also they were quite empty when i visited it.

Thank Filip M
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

One of several Nabatian ancient cities. A good place to learn about their history and culture. Easily combined with Ein Avdat in a single day visit.

Thank Adam_sg_9999
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We popped in on our return drive back to civilisation! Definitely worth the visit. Fascinating history of Nabatean people and good short film. Bit cheesy but as with any similar historical site you are walking in the footsteps of history. Couldn't help but be amused...More

Thank gablegirl
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is not Petra but built b the same culture - the Nabateans. The descriptive plaques are very informative as is the visitors centre. Watch the short film as it sets out why there is a city here. The visitors centre is wonderfully stocked with...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We have driven past this park a few times. This time we decided to prioritize it and were very happy we did! As you drive toward the visitor parking near the top you will pass a small pull over with a sign for the Burial...More

1  Thank Ann C
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Unesco Heritage in the desert, the ruins of what was the city of Avdat 2,000 years ago is a incredible place to visit. One of the main cities in the Incense Route that linked Petra (Jordan today) to the Port of Gaza, Avdat has many...More

Thank SandraPecis
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We are planning a visit in October. How do we book a guide?
24 June 2017|
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Response from Filip M | Reviewed this property |
you can write email on site, they speak perfectly english and are very helpfull. but ita not so big and there and there is a lot of information provided. definitelly worthy a stop!
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I'm interested in seeing the Avdat ruins while I'm in Mitzpe Ramon. It looks easy enough to take the bus up to Avdat, but what I'm not clear on is how far of a hike it is from the bus stop to the ruins. Any information would be much appreciated!
3 January 2017|
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Response from Joanne L | Reviewed this property |
10 min walk