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Address: Tzomet Migdal, Migdal 14950, Israel
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+972 4-620-9900
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Christian Sites by the Sea of Galilee from Tel Aviv
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Christian Gems Around the Sea of Galilee from Jerusalem

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Worth a visit when in Israel. We were heading to the sea of Galilee and stopped here to see the ruins of the original Magdala (Mary Magdalene). Another area visited by our Lord.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit when in Israel. We were heading to the sea of Galilee and stopped here to see the ruins of the original Magdala (Mary Magdalene). Another area visited by our Lord.

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Harlingen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A recent discovery by a priest from Mexico this is one of the most interesting archaeological sites around the Sea of Galilee. You will see the ruins of a first century synagogue where it is most likely that Jesus taught. It was the center for the distribution of fish during Jesus' times and the home of Mary Magdalene. The new... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Magdala is where Mary of Magdalene was from. The lay of the land shows that this would have been a travelers stop and resting spot after coming through the hills from the west. Excavations have found the synagogue of the city with carvings and mosaics. A beautiful church has been built close by. A must see stop.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

To think that this synagogue existed in the first century is amazing! The mosaic details and the Torah scroll reader are incredible! I am awed that these remains have been found and would love to spend time there again.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We stopped to see the rather small site of ruins and hear the quick story on the old town .... and then went to the relatively new church on the property. Wow. It is stunning. It is an ode to Mary M and the role she and all women have to the human race in terms of care, nurturing, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour. Archeological gem ! The chapel is gorgeous and a must see. Plan an hour to be at this location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing archeological site that sets at the crossroads of Judaism and Christianity. The synagogue could have been a place where Jesus taught during his time in the Galilee. This was the home of Mary Magdalene, a major financial backer of Jesus's ministry. The chapel built on this site is beautiful, particularly the hall dedicated to women. The... More 

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Rialto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

A newly rediscovered architectural site, being developed into a cultural centre,and welcoming for people of all faiths (or none!) An ancient Jewish synagogue, and a modern Catholic church, ancient baths for ritual purifications for 1st century pilgrims, and a new hostel for 21st century pilgrims (not finished as of now) but promising to be very fine. The docent was Irish... More 

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is an fairly new and active archeological site. The hostess who greeted us and took us on the tour was a sweet woman who was knowledgeable and willing to respond to all the questions from our large tour group. This is a place where Jesus himself would have visited and taught. Some of the remains were in remarkably good... More 

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DTC Area, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were able to stop in to visit the Magdala site during our Holy Land Pilgrimage. Work is on-going. Being an active archeological site, active construction going on to build a guest house, you won't get the "polish" of most attractions in Israel but you will get a en enthusiastic welcome. The site is unique in that you can see... More 

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