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Address: Tzomet Migdal, Migdal 14950, Israel
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Phone Number: +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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Spend time in the church

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Davidson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most exciting newly excavated sites in Israel. (And boy this country offers so many). Go with a guide or ask about the local guide the site has.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was an interesting archealogical site with a wonderful Abbey on the grounds. The Abbey was beautiful inside and out.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Most sites are very historical but simply a set of stones. The staff at Magdala greet your car or bus and give you a private tour explaining not only the significance of the 1st century town, but also the spiritual dimension too. They took time. Answered questions and were cheerful throughout. Oh, and check out the Church, too. You are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This the place where st. Pete and Merry Magdalena came from. If you're Christian and interested in the origin of your faith go a head a plan a couple of hours visit.

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