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Unbelievable site and views, a guided tour is a must

We got there on a Shabat morning. The drive from Jerusalem took about 20 minutes on good roads. The... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
OritN
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Fascinated By History

Herodium (Herodion) National Park ruins are still under excavation. We were left fascinated by the... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
Noemi9153
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

We got there on a Shabat morning. The drive from Jerusalem took about 20 minutes on good roads. The guided tour in Hebrew started at 12:00. We got there a little early so we got to see a short film about Herod's death and funeral...More

Thank OritN
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Herodium (Herodion) National Park ruins are still under excavation. We were left fascinated by the discoveries and the energetic history of Herod's death.

Thank Noemi9153
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The park starts of with a video of history at the time of Herod's death. The ruins are still under excavation. True excavation work just started in the 1960's. Well worth a visit. The view from the top is breathtaking and gives you a great...More

Thank travellots03
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A must seen in Israel with a guide. The site is in perpetual discovery and it an amazing state taking in account this was built almost 2000 years ago. Really special place with a amazing panorama.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Beautiful site. I have been to Israel many times and have never driven here before. The drive was from Gush Etzion and was a bit scary. Took the road home through Har Homa, a better option. There was another group on site that was generous...More

1  Thank savtachaya
Reviewed 22 July 2016

You need to be fairly fit to make this steep climb but the view is worth it and the history available regarding Herod is very interesting. Need a tour guide to really enjoy.

Thank Lynn T
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This park is located amidst the archaeological ruins of structures initially built for King Herod and then later civilizations. We had an excellent private guide that was able to orient us to all that we were seeing. There were other park guides talking to people....More

Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Herodion is a spectacular ruin if you look at what it was before the ruins... King Herod dreamt of big palaces on the top of mountains to have a good overview of the surroundings and thus made it happen. Go to the top, see the...More

Thank Henry H
Reviewed 27 June 2016

the movie at visitors centre is alittle infantile, the site itself overwhelming what was accomplished by herod- but the signs are sparse in my opinion, all walking uphill till reach the palace/fortress, and on a hot day, not pleasant. getting to the underground cisterns/refuge is...More

Thank mbM8255CJ
Reviewed 24 June 2016

For students of the Bible this is a great experience. Seeing the opulence of Herod's palace which 2000 years ago could be clearly seen from Bethlehem reinforces the contrasts between what the man views as important vs. God's view.

Thank David G
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