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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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All reviews mary magdalene sea of galilee archaeological site our tour guide archaeological dig don t miss modern church christian history guest house ancient town the crossroads century ad spiritual experience come alive galilee area beautiful chapel interesting place
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the sites we saw on our recent trip to Israel that touched me the most. To think that Christ and the disciples walked on these stones gave me chills. To think that Jesus most likely attended synagogue in the very location...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Magdala Center last summer and these memories, along with the Holy Sepulcher, are the most powerful from my Holy Land trip. The guided tour from one of the Consecrated Women who volunteer at the Magdala Institute was beautiful and enriching. Don’t miss...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lmg33180
Reviewed 1 week ago

To see a 1st century synagogue recently discovered and realize Jesus most likely visited there and may even have read the scroll located here is an amazing realization. Somewhere in this location he met Mary Magdalene as well. And the modern cathedral built on this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adventure76303
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply stunning! A must see! Place your hand on a first century synagogue seat and first century road!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bethwillismiller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this church & accomodation (not complete yet) The archeological findings are impressive. The chapel also honours women who historical despite their influence dedication and input have been left out of recognition. The inspiring depiction of the Bible convicts you and enables you to reflect...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 637lucyk
Reviewed 1 week ago

The site is an amazing archeological site. The highlight is the stone table used to hold Torah scrolls during reading. To think that, this being a 1st Century synagogue (before the destruction of the 2nd temple circa 70 A.D.), there is an incredibly high probability...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cedr16bit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Magdala Center of the Legionaries of Christ was a wonderful experience to me. I had not expected what I lived there. Of course you look at the excavations of the synagogue from the 1st century and the Stone of Magdala at first. However, I...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Departure811861
Reviewed 1 week ago

So grateful to be brought here by my friends - having done a Bible tour a decade previously I was a bit tired of religious sites in Israel. This was truly refreshing - we had a fantastic guide giving us a archeologically-informed tour of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tuuls P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rare chance to stand on actual mosaics that were there during the time of Jesus. Came to location with no expectation and was blown away. Perhaps the most compelling spot of our twelve day trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Matt K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If a visit to this archaeological site and the boat chapel is not part of your trip, then you need to include it. Driving up to the area is most unassuming. What a surprise! The Magdala Stone is the witness to this synagogue - one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jdmillerok
6 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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Anita T
26 January 2018|
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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
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Daina S
24 October 2017|
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Response from Experience M | Property representative |
Hello Daina, Many thanks for writing. The best way to get to Magdala is driving by road 6 and following the highway to Tiberias. We are 7km north Tiberias, in the modern town of Migdal. About the tours, you may find a... More
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