Magdala
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A unique Holy Land site known as the hometown of Mary Magdalene, located at the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The archaeological site features a complete first century town from the times of Jesus. It is one of Israel´s most recent archaeological discoveries with the best preserved synagogue in the Galilee. Complementary tours of the site are available upon request. The site also features "Duc in Altum" a place for worship and prayer. Magdala is known as a crossroads of Jewish and Christian History, and will soon also feature a guesthouse in opening mid-2018.
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Katharina
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Family
An amazing site! An abundance of Beauty. Spiritually it was an extraordinary place to pray together and to experience Jesus‘ presence today
Written 19 January 2023
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Flavio O
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Jan 2023 • Friends
The centre is filled with beautiful fountains, sights, images, and an astonishing chapel for all religions, you can’t forget the historical excavation of a first century synagogue right by the side of the building that finishes tying the centre with all beliefs and people.
Written 14 January 2023
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Jorge S
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Jan 2023 • Friends
Incredible place, the service was excelent and the facilities made me experience an awesome boost in my faith
Written 14 January 2023
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Allie H
Lincoln, CA174 contributions
May 2022
This little hidden gem was an added stop by our guide. The history, grounds and view of this location were brilliant. The most amazing part is that the throngs of tour buses weren't there allowing all the visitors to take a leisurely stroll at their own paces.

Highly recommend this stop if you have 30 minutes or more to spare.
Written 11 January 2023
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Norris W
New Orleans, LA13 contributions
Dec 2022
The spiritual experience of the Encounter Room, the majesty of the ruins of the Magdala Synagogue, and the magnificent modern guest house combined for a truly spectacular visit to the Galilee.
Written 21 December 2022
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jeepvette
Goshen, IN1 contribution
Aug 2022
What a beautiful place! it is right on Galilee with plenty of space for groups or for personal reflection. We always bring our groups here. The ruins of the town and he walkways right where Jesus walked were almost overwhelming. Excellent facilities.
Written 9 December 2022
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Patricia A
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Nov 2022
Beautiful hotel. It has the spiritual side together with views, history, excellent food, and comfortable rooms.
Written 8 December 2022
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Gala D
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Nov 2022 • Friends
If you’re able to come and experience Magdala book it. This is by far the closest one can get to walking through a 1st century city in Galilee only recently discovered in 2009.
Written 2 December 2022
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jdm0764
Pembroke Pines, FL9 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
I liked everything: architecture, attention, beautiful rooms, awesome historic findings, shop, and spiritual environment; in fact my favorite part was the chapel Duc in Altum. Don't miss it: you can visit it by yourself, but you will enjoy the explanation in a guided tour. It's wonderful!
Written 25 November 2022
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Horn_Dina
Tel Aviv, Israel21 contributions
Oct 2022
One of the most exciting 2000 years of excavations in Israel,
Gives a better understanding of our ancestors' daily life, their economy,
and their religious life.
Written 25 November 2022
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