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Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

Sdeh Boker, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
+972 8-655-1511
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part of Avdat National park

See my review of Avdat National Park. Amazing remains of a city that was one of the way-stations... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
jsavElizabeth
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Elizabeth
A must see

While near Mitzpe Ramon a trip to Avdat is essential. The hill top city is amazing and also make... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Sarah K
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“spice route” (15 reviews)
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Sdeh Boker, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

See my review of Avdat National Park. Amazing remains of a city that was one of the way-stations of the Spice Route

Thank jsavElizabeth
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

While near Mitzpe Ramon a trip to Avdat is essential. The hill top city is amazing and also make time to visit the dwellings and store rooms on the lower slopes.

Thank Sarah K
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this place with my 15 years old son during passover week. The place is not crowded at all and easy to reach the top with your car.. The views from the top of Ovda are beautiful ,the ruins are impressive. We had no...More

Thank Shany C
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Part of the Frankincense route from Yemen to Gaza and then to Rome on Camel's back. To bring the frankincense to the women of Rome in the 2nd Century B.C Their Capitol was Petra.

2  Thank Yoramor
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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
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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
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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
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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

1  Thank Judithneisse
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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
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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
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Maxine121842
3 July 2017|
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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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Maxine121842
24 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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KDenz
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Response from Joanne L | Reviewed this property |
10 min walk
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