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Magdala: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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Tzomet Migdal | N/n, Migdal 14950, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our group has the pleasure to stay at Magdala’s newly opened hotel, which completes this historical and spiritual experience at Magdala with a “warm and cozy” touch. The hotel rooms are very spacious and well equipped, including a large balcony overlooking its beautiful courtyard and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank JCMacau
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are not here for the historical/biblical explanation and appreciation you will be bored. However, it is a wonderful opportunity to see a 21st century archeological gem. They have young volunteer staff ready to teach about the archeology found here and in several languages....More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Aberaha
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Magdala hotel and Center just opened on the shore of Galilee. Beautiful lake setting with amazing tiles of art situated in the gardens. Most amazing archeological finds of the oldest temple on the sight. Rooms are spacious with balcony views, hospitality is so personal...More

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank GuilfoilJ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beyond the incredible history, Magdala, and the guest house that is now opening, brings you home: home to the origins of Christianity, home to a welcoming and beautiful space, home to the depths of your heart. Go with great expectation of what you will experience...More

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank Meghanlouise3
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this inspirational mixture of old & new, early on a Thursday afternoon, as part of a 3 bus tour group from the U.S. There were many other visitors, but the site was easily large enough to accommodate them. This site of archeological ruins...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lesj835
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was overwhelmed by this place. Hometown of Mary Magdalene. This church is beautiful inside and out. Everyone was present was overwhelmed by the beauty of this place and its pictures. The fishing boat set against the Sea of Galilee was outstanding. A very special...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Knockabout
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was amazing. I can’t even put into words how impacting this visit was. I went in apathetic and left astounded. This is not your typical archeological site this is a spiritual encounter. Fr. Eomen gave a spiritual pathway not a historical lecture. Highlight...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Altar in chapel is designed as fishing boat set against Sea of Galilee with infinity pool to give impression you are on the water with Christ. Site also contains ruins unearthed of 1st century Synagogue. New hotel facility is world class and just opened. New...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dfsmon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a special place. The small excavation site contextualises the role of Mary Magdalene in the life of Jesus and is complemented by the exquisite modern church nearby, its altar a boat which appears to be sailing on the Sea of Galilee outside the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a life changing experience walking g where Jesus possibly walked in this 1st. century synagogue! Our tour guide, Lauren was so knowledgeable, and had such an effervescent personality. She made the experience all the more special. The hotel is beautiful as well. The church...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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27 July 2019|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
I was there in June and they didn't look anywhere near ready. However, this is a WONDERFUL place and I highly recommend visiting, even if you can't stay here.
7 June 2018|
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Response from _greenham_eva | Reviewed this property |
No, they're in process, but it looks like it will be a while before they are completed.
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27 January 2018|
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Response from 507lawrenceg | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are and the two guides we used were informative and helpful. There is a ton of archeological and historical information related to the area. The chapel and encounter the deep room are marvelous places for prayer... More