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Magdala: Tours & Tickets

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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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Tzomet Migdal | N/n, Migdal 14950, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a special place. The small excavation site contextualises the role of Mary Magdalene in the life of Jesus and is complemented by the exquisite modern church nearby, its altar a boat which appears to be sailing on the Sea of Galilee outside the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

What a life changing experience walking g where Jesus possibly walked in this 1st. century synagogue! Our tour guide, Lauren was so knowledgeable, and had such an effervescent personality. She made the experience all the more special. The hotel is beautiful as well. The church...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the site where the synagogue in Magdela is being excavated. It would have definitely been one of the synagogues where Jesus taught, and it is right near the Sea of Galilee. Father Kelley gave us a tour of the place and he was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DonB413
Reviewed 2 days ago

We we’re on a guided tour that was excellent by tour guide Lauren!! The grounds were beautiful the history is of being were Jesus could have walked was unbelievable!! I really felt the Holy Spirit moving. God Bless Thanks Lauren

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Today I met Fr. Kelly LC at the Magdala Center and I must say that it exceeded my expectations. When you hear of archeological findings often times there are a few interesting things but overall you feel more like you need to go back and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don’t get coffee here. They give you a sip and call it a double espresso. Save your money if you need a coffee fix for the next stop.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anaperez0307
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting the Sea of Galilee we visited Magdala . It is a must see stop . The excavations of the ancient synagogue are wonderful and quite possibly were visited by Jesus . However it is the church that is the most rewarding part of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank carmel381
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
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27 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.
7 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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27 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