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very interesting glims of the past

great opertunety to descover this one of man/dog/loony person!! amazing to see this castel... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2013
Tel Aviv, Israel
2000 years back!

A huge Castle with a grave place of Herod, the king. Still there are some excavations,but what you... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2013
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

great opertunety to descover this one of man/dog/loony person!! amazing to see this castel standing in the midle of no were, and imagin the rich past to this far part of Israel. and try combining it with the exsebitin in the israel museom.

1  Thank simone1901
Reviewed 16 November 2013

A huge Castle with a grave place of Herod, the king. Still there are some excavations,but what you can see is just amazing. Especially the caves. Definitely worth a visit for tourists and locals as well. Don't miss the guided tour,they have in English too.

1  Thank babaluba11
Reviewed 31 October 2013

A Roman-era palace inside a Hersey's kiss, can't tell from the outside how cool it must have been in King Herod's day. Still some excavation in progress,Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank R00catt
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Must read about it prior to your visit. Adjacent to Jerusalem but requires a vehicle to get there. An ambitious building project, served the Judean King (37 – 4 B.C.E.) as summer palace, fortress, monument, burial ground and district capital.

3  Thank Shahar N
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Much of what was found at Herodian is now on display at the Israel Museum until October, 2013. Both places are very worthwhile. Israel National Pass admits to Herodion.

1  Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Herodion a few miles outside of Jerusalem, is a magnificent ruins dating back to the time of Herod. My guide Ze'ev (through Shalom tours) brought this place to life and the times that the people there lived in. I realize most tourists to Israel visit...More

2  Thank larryandevelyn
Reviewed 22 August 2013

The site has been very well preserved and the archaeological explanations at every turn are very helpful. The 360 degree views over the ancient Jewish kingdom of Judea are breathtaking.

1  Thank YS-NYC
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Comparing to Jerusalem the place is nearly deserted. This allows one to sense its unique atmosphere and location on the verge of Judean desert. Despite shortage of visitors the site is reasonably well maintained. Come early morning or late afternoon.

Thank Menahem K
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Magnificently captures Jewish history. The view is breathtaking and the area is important to visit as it grounds people in historical context.

1  Thank cheryl815
Reviewed 12 August 2013

It was hot, but tour was great. Take lots of water, wear a hat and dress for heat. But so interesting and so beautiful. Plan on a few hours. tour was approximately 100 shekels for 2 of us.

Thank 1968Jude77
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