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Magdala

Tzomet Migdal | N/n, Migdal 14950, Israel
+972 4-620-9900
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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 discoveries with the best preserved synagogue in the Galilee. Complementary tours of the site are available upon request. The site also features "Duc in Altum" a place for worship and prayer. Magdala is known as a crossroads of Jewish and Christian History, and will soon also feature a guesthouse in opening mid-2018.
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Tzomet Migdal | N/n, Migdal 14950, Israel
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"sea of galilee"
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"mary magdalene"
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"archaeological dig"
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"archaeological site"
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"our tour guide"
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"modern church"
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"christian history"
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"don t miss"
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"ancient town"
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"guest house"
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"home town"
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"mosaic floors"
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"the crossroads"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to Israel before and done all the usual things around the Sea of Galilee but this was my first visit to Magdala, Migdal and it will not be my last. It's still a work in progress and once it is done, it will...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our church in Baytown, Texas, scheduled a Holy Land tour through Israel, which included Magdala. There isn't enough space to write how impactful the trip was, and how wonderful our tour guide, Mark Gershom, was. He is a font of knowledge about trees and flowers,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited this recently opened Galilee site for the second time this May. The church is magnificent and the guides knowledgeable and passionate. There are lots of sites to visit in the northern part of Israel… but don’t miss this one!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must visit when you come to Israel. Sister Celine is an inspiration as a guide. The ruins are very interesting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice suprise to get introduced by this amazing place. The history around was very very touchable! I dare to say it was the place we most get conected w/ the Cristianism. All the work they have done is surprisily beatiful. Please, get...More

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Experience M, Front Office Manager at Magdala, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words, and we are happy that you had such a good experience! We are doing our best to create an experiential environment! To stay updated, visit Magdala dot org. Sincerely, Team Magdala

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t miss Magdala ... and Father “O’Malley” (I can’t remember his real name) Who gives an amazing tour of this incredible site that is one of the most recent additions to the complete tour but Israel. Be sure to go down in the basement of...More

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Experience M, Front Office Manager at Magdala, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your tour with Fr. Kelly and the painting in the Encounter Chapel of the woman with the bleeding problem. To stay updated, visit Magdala dot org. Sincerely, Team Magdala

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and family (along with over 100 people in our tour group (Cruise Lady out of South Jordan, Utah) spent 2 wonderful hours here at this location and would have liked more if schedule had permitted. The site is hugely important and historical in...More

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Experience M, Front Office Manager at Magdala, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for you kind words and your review! We are happy to hear about your experience here at Magdala, and we hope you come back to visit soon! To stay updated, visit Magdala dot org. Sincerely, Team Magdala

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing 1st Century synagogue discovery and excavation. Be sure to have your camera and enough time to explore the site as well as listen to the history of the site. The Father Tim, Father Kelly, and staff are so knowledgeable of the...More

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Experience M, Front Office Manager at Magdala, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, and we are honored that you were able to have the events come to life! To stay connected and updated, visit magdala dot org! Sincerely, Team Magdala

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great people, g reat location,reference to old times and the life of Jesus. It has a taste of mysticism and spirituality combined. I recomend it greatly...

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Thank JUAN S
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Experience M, Front Office Manager at Magdala, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear your kind words! Come back and visit anytime! To stay updated, visit Magdala dot org. Sincerely, Team Magdala

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last time i was here, the excavations weren't as much as whay I saw now. A lot had emerged showcasing the history we only read in books. The synagogue revealed showing the ceramic works, the entrance etc was enriching.More

Thank Ftenny F
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Experience M, Front Office Manager at Magdala, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for being a continued visitor! Each day, things are becoming more and more real as we continue to find and learn more about the town of Magdala. We hope to see you around again soon! To stay updated, visit Magdala dot org. Sincerely,...More

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Anita T
January 26, 2018|
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Response from Lawrence G | 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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Daina S
October 24, 2017|
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Hello Daina, Many thanks for writing. The best way to get to Magdala is driving by road 6 and following the highway to Tiberias. We are 7km north Tiberias, in the modern town of Migdal. About the tours, you may find a... More
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