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The Herodion National Park – King Herod’s Tomb & Castle

  • Herodion National Park

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 333 traveler reviews
Hello Herod!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on September 17, 2019

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 was here. Worth the visit.

One of the Few Israel National Park sites in the West Bank
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 2, 2019

This is where Herod the Great's tomb was found in 2007. On a clear day, you can see into Jordan, a sweeping view of Jerusalem and also Bethlehem. Climb through the tunnel system used by the Jewish Rebels and see the palace that Herod built. Also, a great, but cheesy film...

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This is where Herod the Great's tomb was found in 2007. On a clear day, you can see into Jordan, a sweeping view of Jerusalem and also Bethlehem. Climb through the tunnel system used by the Jewish Rebels and see the palace that Herod built. Also, a great, but cheesy film about the life and death of Herod is shown in the visitor center.

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Amazing
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 23, 2019

It begins with a short movie introducing the place - you can ask for the language, but I didn't ask if there are any other choices other than Hebrew and English - then you tour the place and see why Herod The Great is called the greatest builder in Jewish history (if it was...

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It begins with a short movie introducing the place - you can ask for the language, but I didn't ask if there are any other choices other than Hebrew and English - then you tour the place and see why Herod The Great is called the greatest builder in Jewish history (if it was not enough just seeing the Western Wall). His love for water features here includes a pool twice the size of an Olympic pool!. The place is well presented with signs showing what was Herod's and what were the changes made by the Revolts of the Jews against the Roman Empire. Pity that when we visited it the Theater and Herod's tomb were closed to the public - usually means that they will be astounding when they reopen. Have to go again when they reopen those two exhibits. To fully appreciate the place take a good look at the models or drawings then look at the remains and imagine what it looked like in his time. When walking through the tunnels - from the time of the revolt - imagine what they would have looked like when they were the original set of giant water cisterns that were required to satisfy Herod's desire for water

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