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Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

Sdeh Boker, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
+972 8-655-1511
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Fascinating look at an Ancient Civilization

This archaeological site is really interesting. The signs are clear and informative. The walkways... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Where did they go?

Great restoration work has been done here to give the visitors a sense of the past glory of this... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Jerusalem, Israel
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Sdeh Boker, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
+972 8-655-1511
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This archaeological site is really interesting. The signs are clear and informative. The walkways are easily navigated. We loved learning about the spice route and the Nabateans who provided loding, food and protection for those traveling the route.

Thank ranchette7
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Great restoration work has been done here to give the visitors a sense of the past glory of this Nabatean city which was the second most important after Petra. The Byzantine St Theodore's Church is impressing. The site is very accessible by car so no...More

Thank sharonaer
Reviewed 7 October 2017

When you drive to Eilat or Mitspe Ramon, just after Sde Boker (David Ben Gurion's Kibbutz) you see the impressive ruins of this Nabattean City on your right. Since it is a famous archeological site very much visited it has a gas station, a coffee...More

1  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Many people know Petra in Jordan as the Nabatean Capital. Avdat as an important station on the Spices rail from Arabia to the Mediterranean, covers many periods of the Nabatean history including the Christian Byzantine period. Visiting the site gives us an idea of their...More

Thank Judithneisse
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Nabateans did not leave many bone fide sites, so this is well worth visiting. Our group certainly enjoyed it

Thank AvrahamJer
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have visited this site a number of times, but I have never written about it for Trip Advisor. It is a very impressive site, although it is best to visit with a guide. This time an archaeologist led the tour and she has been...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

These are Nabatean and Byzantine ruins on the top of a mesa which, while they may not have the emotional and historical traction of Masada, are pretty amazing, with long and spectacular views of the Negev in every direction

Thank Leatherstocking88
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Make sure you stop here and wander round the reconstructed ruins of a hilltop Nabatean spice and silk route staging post. Good for all ages

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I like this acropolis very much, as the view from top is very nice, and ruins are interesting. Also they were quite empty when i visited it.

Thank Filip M
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

One of several Nabatian ancient cities. A good place to learn about their history and culture. Easily combined with Ein Avdat in a single day visit.

Thank Adam_sg_9999
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2 July 2017|
Response from Judithneisse | Reviewed this property |
Hi Maxine, unfortunatly I'm not in Israel in July. Normaly for a full day you have to pay minimum 250 US Dollars. Enjoy your visit
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23 June 2017|
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Response from Filip M | Reviewed this property |
you can write email on site, they speak perfectly english and are very helpfull. but ita not so big and there and there is a lot of information provided. definitelly worthy a stop!
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Response from Joanne L | Reviewed this property |
10 min walk