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Herod could sure build!!

Everywhere you go in Israel it seems that there is something built by Herod the Great. This was where he was buried and is quite amazing built up high with spectacular views. Can... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2014
AussieJane57
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Blackheath, Australia
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Blackheath, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

Everywhere you go in Israel it seems that there is something built by Herod the Great. This was where he was buried and is quite amazing built up high with spectacular views. Can be very windy.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

King Herod was a master builder and any trip to Israel should include a visit to Cesarium, Masada and Herod's fortress and grave at Herodium. All three sites are all equally impressive in scope, size and ambition as well as a testament to the skill of the architects and builders. They are also monuments to the power and influence of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

Great place to visit now, and I am sure, will be even better in a few years. Excavations are going on every day. One can just marvel at the idea that they had mikvaot and fountains on the top of the mountain in the middle of the desert.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

You'll need a car but this amazing fortress is a great half day trip just outside of Jerusalem. Well recommended. Even organise a guide for the day. Not wheelchair friendly

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

I visited Herodium as part of the effort to see as many Israel's National Parks (65 in all) as I could on my extended stay in Israel. Definitely worth the time if you have a lot of time, or if you intend on visiting Beit Leihem. NOTE: as previously noted by other users, it is NOT in Jerusalem proper. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

If you are a fan of the Herod's construction practices, then this site is for you. Not as spectacular as Masada or Caesarea, it is nonetheless quite impressive. There is a small entrance lobby which houses a room to view a video of the site's history and gift shop. You pass through this this entrance area and walk up a... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

The Herodion may be a small site, it may or may not be the burial place of King Herod (archaeologists disagree), but it remains a very interesting site and makes for a fascinating visit and walk. The site is very well organized. It is not as spectacular as Masada in Israel, but it is equally interesting and it offers a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

The historical place among desert like temple on mount. It needs for them who like to know the ancient history.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

The site is magnificent. Really well-restored too. Note that the tunnels aren't always open. Well worth taking a tour, otherwise it's hard to understand everything, unless you're a history buff. What's important to take into account - those of you who oppose Israel's military rule of the the Palestinian people should avoid the site as it is built on occupied... More 

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Speers Point, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

You've got to hand it to Herod ....... he didn't do things by halves!! Herodion sits atop the highest peak in the Judean desert and is an impressive fortress! Pros: Spectacular ruins with some neat tunnels, great view over the Judean desert and the place enjoys a fully equipped visitors centre with guide books, food and drink available! Cons: It's... More 

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