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Address: Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-654-1255
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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San Francisco, California
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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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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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 12 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

Herod was a blood thirsty tyrant, who killed his own children. But he was a great builder! That huge mountain was build according to his orders. Short drive from Jerusalem, Herod's palace inside the mountain, tunnels and water cisterns, Herod's grave and the colonnaded pool(empty now). During a clear day you can see the Dead Sea from the top. They... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

A mountain moved in order to honor one man... Herod the Great... by the same! The history, the archeological importance and the wonder at what he created here are amazing!

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

These magnificent three areas include Herodion, a major archeological find, where his tomb was also recently dug up. Herod was a genius when it came to buildings and great ways to supply them with water and cool areas to relax.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Our group visited this place on the birthday of my dear wife. We surprised her with a cake. The place was interesting. Herod was a great builder of so many buildings in Israel.

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