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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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All reviews mary magdalene holy land sea of galilee archaeological site our tour guide don t miss archaeological dig modern church christian history guest house beautiful chapel the crossroads ancient synagogue spiritual experience new testament home town come alive
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Must Visit when traveling in Galilee,the story of Mary Magdalene comes alive when you visit her hometown.

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

one of my favorite places for mass ever. amazing sancuary and sea of galilee behnd it. some nice acheology as well.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank chad9am
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fr Eamon’s style enabled our group of 50 to engage with the artistic works in this fascinating place of ne excavations and construction. A must.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Donal M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unexpected highlight of our family trip to Israel. Ancient ruins discovered in 2006 of ancient city near Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. A must see if you are traveling to Israel. Newly constructed hotel and conference facilities opening 11/19. Father Eamon was our guide...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been leading Holy Land trips for over 20 years...long before this site at Magdala was even discovered....and now it is at the top of our list as a must-see....not just a biblically historical experience, but also you will be personally blessed by the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank HolyLandHunter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Up there with the garden tomb as top sites for Christians (Orthodox / Evangelical). In addition to interesting and important archaeology there was the beautiful boat chapel and all the lovely artworks within it. Also, the old synagogue was amazing. It is likely Jesus walked...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful experience of the concrete reality of the first century AD and the exciting moment that Jesus Christ could and would have taught in this area this synagogue.....no doubt in my mind. Come and see for yourself.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rosemary G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing new site and a beautiful church where many of my party were deeply moved by the kindness of Father Kelly and the poignancy of the place.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank wallly1605
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not the first visit and most definitely not the last... as the terminator says “I will be back” - we will be back. A very close to perfection restaurant with a very good service and a wonderful waitress named Yasmin. Only the too salty...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank benny y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magdala is both, an archeological site and the construction of a retreat house managed by the Legionarios de Cristo. The beautiful main church already finished, and the its great lakeside location are a sample of what the amazing final development will be.

Date of experience: September 2019
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26 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.
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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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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
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