Herodyon National Park, Jerusalem

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Explore the ancient palace of King Herod at Herodyon National Park, nestled on the highest hill in the desert, at 758 m (2,487 ft) above sea level. Built in the first century BC, the site was once a vast complex that included a palace, fortress, gardens, and a small city on the slopes of the hill. You can view a short film about the history of the complex before you begin the steep ascent to the top. Take a guided tour of the archaeological site and enjoy the expansive views from the top, but remember to bring suitable footwear and plenty of water for the hike. Arrange to visit Herodyon National Park and other attractions in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem trip planner .
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  • West Bank national park. Herod went big and went out BIG! This was his palace — one of them and also his burial. He is not buried there — they never found his remains when they dug but still ..... he ...  more »
  • A beautiful set that also allows to see the Israeli colonization around. To do before Massada ...
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  • Beautiful historic site. It makes reading the bible worthwhile
  • A must visit. Begin to imagine the magnitude of Herod's life work & the rebel's that came after. Only 20 minutes from Jerusalem i was especially impressed by the way that hill/mountain is internally criss-crossed with water holes & tunnels
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